Flex Day

Flex Days provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to come together for focused professional development activities. Sessions can address all-campus/all-district issues as well as focus on more specific training.

 

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Propose a Flex Day Session

You don’t need to wait for our proposal request. Feel free to submit a proposal or recommendation for ANY of our upcoming Flex Days! Though we cannot accommodate all requests, we will take them into careful consideration.

  • Upcoming Flex Day: April 18, 2024 
    • Deadline for proposals: Friday, March 15

For more information, contact Ellen Young (younge@smccd.edu).

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

As described in the 2022 Contract  "7.11.1 Faculty members on a regular academic year contract shall participate in such flex days as part of their basic assignments. Regular faculty will be expected to participate in flex day activities for five (5) hours per flex day. As of October 1, 2017, there are six (6) flex days on the academic calendar. Of the six (6) flex days, two (2) are required and four (4) are flexible. For the 2017- 2018 academic year, there will only be one (1) required flex day in Spring 2018, which will be on January 12, 2018. Commencing with the 2018-2019 academic year, there will be one (1) required day in the Fall and one (1) required day in the Spring. Those days will be determined with the approval of the academic calendar for that year and are intended to be assigned on a college day."
As described in the 2022 Contract"7.11.2 Part-time faculty members may participate in flex activities as part of their basic assignments if the flex day falls on a scheduled workday. For example, if a part-time faculty member normally holds a class on a Monday and that day is a scheduled flex day and thus his/her normally. scheduled class(es) is/are not held, the part-time faculty member who participates in the College flex activities, shall receive regular pay for the normal student contact hours that would have been worked that day. Those part-time faculty members identified above can elect to participate in a college-approved flex activity on an alternative day other than the College-designated flex day, show written verification of the activity, and receive regular pay for up to the normal student contact hours that the part-time faculty member is scheduled to teach on that day of the week. Requests for approved flex day pay must be submitted by the last day of final exams of the semester in which the flex activity occurred. Other part-time faculty members may participate in on-campus flex activities on designated flex days and will be compensated at the special rate not to exceed five (5) hours."
Please download the following Flex Reporting Form and submit it to your division office no later than the end of business day December 15th (FALL) or June 15th (SPRING). In addition to the reporting form, hourly faculty must submit a time sheet to their Division Dean in order to receive pay.
Please download the following Flex Reporting Form and submit it to your division office no later than the end of business day December 15th (FALL) or June 15th (SPRING).

As described in Title 5, Article 2. Flexible Calendar Operations, Section 55724

"Activities which college personnel will be engaged in during flexible staff, student and instructional improvement days may include, but need not be limited to:

  1. Course instruction and evaluation
  2. Staff development, in-service training and instructional improvement
  3. Program and course curriculum or learning resource development and evaluation
  4.  Student personnel services
  5.  Learning resource services
  6. Related activities, such as student advising, guidance, orientation, matriculation services, and student, faculty & staff diversity
  7.  Departmental or division meetings, conferences and workshops, and institutional research
  8. Other duties as assigned by the district
  9. The necessary supporting activities for the above"
Campus will typically be closed to students on Flex Days that fall in the middle of the semester. Campus will typically remain open to students on Flex Days that occur before courses begin.
As described in the 2022 Contract  "Of the six (6) flex days, two (2) are required and four (4) are flexible. ... there will be one (1) required day in the Fall and one (1) required day in the Spring. Those days will be determined with the approval of the academic calendar for that year and are intended to be assigned on a college day."

There are typically two Flex-Days at the beginning of each semester. The first of these days is normally a district-wide Flex Day. The second Flex Day is typically the college-wide Flex Day. 

August Flex- Proposals due by the end of may the previous school year

October Flex- Proposals typically due 1st or 2nd week of September

January Flex- Proposals typically due 1st or 2nd week of December

April Flex- Propsals typically due 1st or 2nd week of March

Late proposals may still be considered, so don't hesitate to email younge@smccd.edu if you have a proposal you would like added to the calendar.

A note from the librarians! "Faculty can receive Flex credit if they meet with librarians because it fits with several of the types of activities listed in section 55724 of Title 5. Furthermore, PT faculty can use this activity for flex credit too, as long as they follow 7.11.2 in the contract. Schedule a library session now or email the librarians for any additional questions."