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Professional Development

What activities are considered Professional Development?

  • Anything listed on the Professional Development Calendar
  • Jet Fuel
  • Classes
  • Webinars
  • Online Training
  • Conferences / Teleconferences
  • Convocation
  • Department trainings
  • Individual or group trainings

Are staff paid for attending professional development activities?

This answer is yes, as long as their supervisor has approved the activity. The employee is required to report these hours monthly to Human Resources. If a staff member is attending activities for their own personal growth then the answer is no, and the activity will need to be done on their own time. Employees are encouraged to report these hours monthly to human resources.

What is JC's Professional Development Goal?

JC's strategic initiative goal for the year is that 100% of employees (excluding adjuncts) complete 25 hours or more of professional development. Please remember to report all professional development hours and activities monthly to your supervisor.

Why is Professional Development important?

JC uses professional development to train and develop all faculty, staff, and administrators to contribute fully and effectively throughout their careers and to reinforce this training JC has made professional development a priority. JC has several professional development opportunities available throughout the year, and has designated three days each year for institution-wide professional development. These days usually include a keynote presentation, break-out sessions, and the president’s State of the College address. Some days have a specific institution wide focus while other times a variety of topics are offered and employees elect sessions based on their interests. The academic calendar includes seven additional days during which faculty participate in learning activities. These days feature speakers, presentations, workshops and training opportunities that are planned by the Faculty Professional Development committee.