Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Valencia College
ER-14: Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Wendi Dew
Director, Faculty & Inst Dev
Faculty Development
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Does the institution have a program that meets the criteria outlined above?:

A brief description of the program(s):
Valencia College has incentives for developing sustainability courses. Starting in fall 2012, a 2-day course modeled on the Piedmont or Ponderosa Project will assist instructors in diverse fields to develop units with a sustainability focus. Completion of this 2-day course will allow the participant 10 PDUs, which translates into higher compensation, as below.

A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
The college's Faculty Development program requires tenure-track and tenured professors to take professional development courses.Taking 25 hours of professional development units (PDUs) per year allows a salary increase of $750 and taking 50 hours or more allows an increase of $1500. The college also encourages adjuncts to take 60 PDUs to reach Associate Faculty status, which allows them to earn $100 more per 3 credit course. To maintain Associate Faculty status requires completion of 20 PDUs per year.

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