Palomar College

Palomar Community College
1140 West Mission Road, Bldg. NS-153
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2250


General Info


Professional Development Coordinator 
Leanne Maunu 
Professional Development Assistant
Glenda Gardner
(760) 744-1150, ext. 2250

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  • The Professional Development program is intended to apply to all full-time, part-time, and temporary faculty.
    • Participation is required as a part of these employees’ contractual responsibilities as defined in Article 10 of the Palomar Faculty Federation contract.
  • Participation is a consideration in tenure and evaluation decisions.
  • Children’s Center teachers should refer to the Children’s Center Handbook for professional development requirements.
  • All Palomar College staff may register for workshops and events on a space-available basis.
  • Spring 2014 Professional Development Workshops & Events Calendar  
  • A Guide to Faculty Professional Development
  • Guidelines and Eligibility
  • FAQs

Full-time Faculty

Proposed contracts for the 2013-2014 academic year are due September 15, 2013. (February 15, 2014 for faculty teaching spring semester only). Faculty must confirm completed hours by May 15, 2014. Per Article 10 of the PFF contract, there is a requirement of 72 hours of professional development for the academic year.

  • Palomar College currently designates 72 (seventy-two) hours of professional development activities.
  • Each faculty member is expected to earn an average of two (2) Service Points per year through active participation in one or more College service activities. Please see the Service Point Guidelines as listed in this booklet and on the Professional Development web site.

Part-time Faculty

Fall 2013 semester proposed contracts are due September 15, 2013. Faculty must confirm completed hours by
December 1, 2013
Professional Development pay will be included in the December 20th paycheck if the December 1st deadline is met.

  • Professional development activities must occur during the semester of hire.
  • Professional development hours will be paid to part-time faculty teaching any credit course. Typically, the number of paid professional development hours is equal to one week of class time.
  • If a class is cancelled or if the part-time faculty member is replaced, professional development pay for that class is automatically cancelled unless the faculty member completed the activities prior to their class being canceled.


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