PD Requirements

Requirements

Competency Areas Minimum Requirements
General Campus-Wide Training: 
HR Essential Training Diversity and Inclusion Civility In the Workplace 
8 hours
100% Complete (4 Hours*)
2 Hours
4 Hours
Workplace Effectiveness (recommended areas of focus): 
Information Technology Communication and Collaboration Professionalism and Productivity Wellness*
Special Request (approved by supervisor)

8 Hours

Total Minimum Requirement  16 Hours
Swipe left to see full chart

 

General Campus-Wide Training: The MINIMUM number of hours to be completed under this requirement is 8 hours. The HR Essential Training will count as 4 hours of completed training; it may take you less than or more than 4 hours depending on your familiarity with the material presented. If you choose to complete more than 2 hours each of Diversity or Civility Training and your supervisor approves, then this is okay. These additional hours (if all unique courses), can count towards the TOTAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENT of 16 hours. This will be up to your supervisor to decide.

Workplace Effectiveness: The MINIMUM number of hours to be completed under this requirement is 8 hours. If your supervisor approves, you may earn PD hours in this category, above and beyond the minimum of 8 hours (if all unique courses). This requirement category includes topics such as: Information Technology, Communication and Collaboration, Professionalism and Productivity, Wellness*(2 hours MAXIMUM of Wellness activities will count towards your Workplace Effectiveness Requirement), outside conferences/training, credit or non-credit classes, Lynda.com courses, etc.

Other Professional Development: With your supervisor's permission, please feel free to register for and attend other sessions that do not count towards your PD Requirements. We have put together a wide array of courses that encompass: Sustainability, Building Communities/Connections, and other special events/activities. If attended, these events will appear in your PD Plan under the Other Professional Development Category in the Kalpa system.

Recommendations for All OPT Childcare Professionals (CCP): Childcare Professionals have different requirements set by the State. The State of Michigan Department of Human Services Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing outlines the following professional development requirements for all program directors, site supervisors, and caregivers. (The CCP will use a tracking form provided by the State of Michigan). 

 

Faculty must complete 16 hours of professional development through the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) by the first reporting day of the next academic year.

What Counts

  • Any TLC session listed in KALPA with any of the following tags:
    • Teaching
    • Workplace Effectiveness
    • Leadership
  • Any Faculty Courses listed on the Blackboard TLC: Teaching & Learning Center (LinkedIn Learning) site. See FAQs for How to Access Linked in Learning.
  • Any TLC session/course you lead – leading a 1 hour session = 1 hour PD credit:
  • PD credit will be calculated by scheduled hours per session:
    • 1 hour scheduled session = 1 hour of PD credit

What Doesn’t Count

  • HR Essential Training (completed on Blackboard each year; 100% completion of this course is required of all WCC Employees).
  • Off-campus professional development (conferences, speakers, etc.).
  • Department, Division, Faculty, Committee, or other meetings that are already part of your professional responsibility as a faculty member.

How it Works

  • Register anytime for sessions or courses listed on KALPA!
  • Sessions posted in KALPA: Attend a session. Your attendance will be verified (either through online attendance or using an in-person sign-in sheet), and your completed PD hours will be updated in KALPA, so you always know the hours you've completed and the hours left to complete. 
  • LinkedIn Learning courses: After a course has been 100% completed, the course will be validated in KALPA the following month (100% completed in May, validated in June).
  • Currently there are over 100 hours of courses available for you to take to earn your 16 hours, and sessions will be continually being added throughout the school year.
  • Tell TLC and FPD what sessions or courses you’d like to see added and they’ll gladly help you add meaningful sessions.

 

Please send feedback & questions to [email protected].

 

All Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty will receive a $25 stipend for attending professional development sessions offered by the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) listed on KALPA with any of the following tags:

  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Workplace Effectiveness

Guidelines for Stipends

  • Attendees are required to register in advance for the session
  • Attendees must attend the FULL session
  • Attendees must be actively teaching to earn stipends
  • Stipend payment will be limited to 4 sessions per month
  • Stipend payment will be paid monthly, by the last check of the following month

Disclaimers

  • If you have a Full-Time position at WCC and teach part time, you do not quality for stipends.
  • Stipend payment will not be issued for the months of June, July and August (except for the Part-Time Faculty Institute held on during Fall Inservice). 

How it Works

  • Register anytime for sessions or courses listed on KALPA!
  • Sessions posted in KALPA: Attend a session. Your attendance will be verified (either through online attendance or using an in-person sign-in sheet), and your completed PD hours will be updated in KALPA, so you always know the hours you've completed and the hours left to complete. 
  • LinkedIn Learning courses: After a course has been 100% completed, the course will be validated in KALPA the following month (ex. 100% completed in May, validated in June).
  • Tell TLC and FPD what sessions or courses you’d like to see added and they’ll gladly help you add meaningful sessions.

Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty Institute

The Faculty Professional Development Committee offers special sessions just for part-time and adjunct faculty, under the Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty Institute. Register for these sessions in KALPA to receive stipends. Look for Fall and Winter Semester Kick-Off sessions before each semester begins and for monthly lunch and learns, where you get to enjoy a free lunch and learn useful information. The goal of the institute is to foster engagement and community around professional development at WCC. For more information visit fpd.wccnet.edu or find us on Facebook at FPDatWCC.