Purpose:  This policy applies to faculty in unlimited positions. The purpose of the professional development plan, as stated in Minnesota State Board Procedure 3.32.1, http://www.minnstate.edu/board/procedure/332p1.html, "is to identify activities and/or strategies to be used by the faculty member to maintain currency in the faculty member's credential field(s) and in teaching and learning skills and may include activities that go beyond maintaining currency..."

Procedures:
1.   Faculty will complete the Faculty Professional Development Plan Form (attached to this policy), schedule a consultation meeting with Supervisor prior to May 1st and submit the plan to the Academic Dean/Supervisor by May 1.  The PDP will be effective the beginning of the following academic year.
2.   At the consultative meeting, the faculty member explains objectives. Supervisor provides input. The faculty member and supervisor sign PDP. The faculty member maintains a copy of the PDP.
3.   The original PDP is kept on file in the Academic Dean/Supervisor office. The PDP will not be kept as part of the personnel file. The PDP will not be kept with other documents. Access to the original PDP will be made available to the faculty member upon request.
4.   Professional Development Plan progress will be reported annually by the faculty member completing an Academic Plan Progress form. The form will be sent out by the Academic Dean/Supervisor at the beginning of fall semester each year via the email system as an attachment. Faculty will be required to return the completed form to the Academic Dean/Supervisor prior to November 1st. The form will be reviewed by the Academic Dean/Supervisor and attached to their current Professional Development Plan.
5.   Faculty members are allowed to "update" or "modify" their plan as needed.

Responsibilities & Dissemination:
The Academic Dean/Supervisor is responsible for implementation of this policy in compliance with Minnesota State Board Policy 3.32 http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/3-32.pdf,   
Minnesota State Board Procedure 3.32.1 http://www.minnstate.edu/board/procedure/332p1.html

List related policies, procedures or plans here: 
Minnesota State Board Policy 3.32 http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/3-32.pdf 
Minnesota State Board Procedure 3.32.1 http://www.minnstate.edu/board/procedure/332p1.html
SCC Faculty Professional Development Plan

Date & Subject of Revisions:  January 18, 2019