Professional Development Program / Flex

PDP is the acronym for the Professional Development Program at MiraCosta College: an effort to provide faculty with a comprehensive and systematic program of activities and resources designed to foster staff, student, and/or instructional improvement.

Program Information

The PDP committee develops the local policies and procedures pursuant to our participation in the state's Flexible Calendar Program, a privilege afforded to community colleges whereby instructional time can be replaced by "flex" time on the academic calendar. Thus, PDP-sponsored activities are sometimes referred to as "flex" activities or activities done for "flex" credit.

The program also sponsors workshops during flex week and throughout the term, develop the flex calendar, maintain a library of resources and equipment for faculty use, offers funds to support travel to and participation in professional development activities, assists faculty with maintaining their flex transcripts, and provides access to other relevant resources.

Current Flex Schedule

Changes will be posted here as necessary.

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NOTE: The reporting DEADLINE for Professional Development / FLEX activities is the end of the 12th week of the current semester in which you teach.
FALL 2016: Thursday, November 10, 2016
SPRING 2017: Friday, April 21, 2017

The reporting DEADLINE for Professional Development / FLEX activities is June 1st.

Informational Presentations (and Forms)

  • NOTE: TIMESHEETS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED for reporting PD/Flex activities.
    Associate Faculty need to record PD/Flex hours in MyFlex. No paperwork needs to be submitted to the Flex Office.
  • PDP @ MCC (PDF)
  • MyFlex @ MCC (PDF)
    1. What is MyFlex?
    2. How do I find it?
    3. Who can I contact?
  • Recording PDP / FLEX Activities in MyFlex
    PART ONE: Workshops (PDF)
    PART TWO: Other Pre-Approved PD Activities (PDF)
  • Editing Your Transcript Entries in MyFlex (PDF)
    1. Edit workshops
    2. Edit a reflection statement
    3. Edit supporting documentation
  • Requesting PDP Funds for Travel (PDF)
    Travel funds are available for Full-Time and Associate Faculty members until funds have been exhausted.
    For fiscal year 2016-2017, each faculty member is eligible for one allotment in the amount of $500 regardless of the number of trips requested.
    All other District resources must be exhausted prior to applying for funding from PDP.

    1. 2016-17 Application for PDP Travel Funds - [Coming soon!]
    2. Travel Request Form (TR) - obtain this form from your school's secretary
    3. 2016-2017 Travel Activity Evaluation (ONLINE FORM) - [Coming soon!]
    4. 2015-16 Travel Activity Evaluation (online form - still available)
  • For Facilitators (only) of PD Activities (other than workshops)
    Sign-In Sheet

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Contact Information

Mailing Address
PDP / Flex
MiraCosta College
One Barnard Drive, M/S 8C
Oceanside, CA 92056

Oceanside Campus Map, Room 4603
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
P 760.757.2121 x6498

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PDP Committee Members 2016 - 2017 [updated list coming soon]

Administrative Secretary

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