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Associate Faculty Certification

This certification is Valencia's way of annually recognizing and rewarding part-time faculty members and full-time annually appointed faculty members who take advantage of Valencia's professional development activities. The certification supports faculty members in their ongoing commitment to the enhancement of their knowledge, skills and abilities that lead to student learning or academic success.

Be a part of a professional development program designed specifically for part-time and full-time, annually appointed faculty members. It provides an opportunity to enhance your teaching practice and student learning, while also becoming a part of a collaborative, innovative teaching community.

Benefits

  • Earn the designation of Associate Faculty member.
  • Become part of a collaborative community made up of faculty members from your campus and college-wide.
  • Get tools and training to help you meet the expectations for being a great teacher at Valencia.
  • Take advantage of support and resources.
  • Receive a pay raise (see Compensation below).

Eligibility

  • Part-time faculty
  • Full-time, annually appointed faculty
  • Non-faculty, full-time staff

Compensation

  • Part-time faculty members receive an increase in pay by approximately $40.00 per contact hour taught (a 3 contact hour course would provide approximately a $120.00 increase). *For exact amounts, please review pages 5-6 of the 2016-2017 Salary Schedule.
  • Full-time, annually appointed faculty members and non-faculty, full-time staff receive an increase in pay by approximately $40.00 per contact hour taught for overload courses only (a 3 contact hour course would provide approximately a $120.00 increase). *For exact amounts, please review pages 5-6 of the 2016-2017 Salary Schedule.
  • Part-time instructors (Continuing Education Faculty) and part-time faculty compensated hourly or by clock-hour are not eligible for additional compensation associated with the Associate Faculty program.

Annual Renewal

After the initial Associate Faculty Certificate is awarded, Associate Faculty are required to renew the certification annually. To continue receiving the increased compensation, faculty must complete 20 hours of qualifying faculty development activities each year (from July 1 - June 15) and apply for the Associate Faculty renewal. The renewal process is not automatic. For more information, click on the Renewal Process tab above.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To earn the Associate Faculty Certificate, you will need to complete 60 hours of Faculty Development courses (see below). Earned hours are verified through Professional Development transcripts. After attaining the required 60 hours, complete the online Associate Faculty Certification Application by June 15th. Qualification in this program is not automatic.

1. Required Course (30 Hours)

LCTS1110: Teaching in Our Learning College (Previously LCTS1111) - 30 PD Hours

This course introduces the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator and provides faculty with tools and resources to become more effective, learning-centered instructors. Participants will develop a "My Development Plan" and learning-centered syllabus. *It is recommended to successfully complete this course before completing optional courses.

2. Optional Courses (30 Hours)

Successfully complete 30 professional development (PD) hours by taking any combination of courses within the Faculty and Instructional Development Catalog of Courses.

*Recommended Optional Courses and Course Schedule

For a list of recommended optional courses for faculty new to Valencia or new to teaching, click here or under the Recommended Courses link on the navigation bar to the left.

RENEWAL PROCESS

After the initial Associate Faculty Certificate is awarded, Associate Faculty are required to renew the certification annually.  To continue receiving the increased compensation, faculty must complete 20 hours of qualifying faculty development activities each year (from July 1 – June 15) and apply for the Associate Faculty renewal.  The renewal process is not automatic.

NOTICE: For faculty members renewing in the Associate Faculty Program who were granted initial Associate Faculty status prior to Spring 2009, contact Dori Haggerty at 407-582-1051 or dhaggerty2@valenciacollege.edu for specific details regarding your renewal.

How do I renew my Associate Faculty Certificate?

  • Complete 20 hours of qualifying faculty development activities from July 1st – June 15th
  • Complete the Associate Faculty Renewal Application by June 15th (see Application tab above)

What happens if I do not meet the criteria to renew my Associate Faculty Annual Certificate?

If a faculty member does not meet the criteria for the Associate Faculty Annual Certification Renewal by the June 15th deadline, the Associate Faculty Status will become inactive and the increase in compensation will cease beginning the next Fall term.  The faculty member can regain the Associate Faculty Annual Certificate in any subsequent year by following the Renewal Process.

TIMELINE FOR RENEWAL

Document

Party Responsible

Deadline

Action

Associate Faculty Certification Renewal Application

Eligible Faculty Members

June 15

Application Completion

Transcript Verification Process

Office of Faculty Development

June 30

Associate Faculty list compiled

Notification email and letter sent
Office of Faculty Development
July 1
Notify applicants of the status of their application

Annual  Report of Associate Faculty

(Effective for Fall, Spring, Summer A, B, C)

Office of Faculty Development

July 1

Annual Report of Associate Faculty sent to Human Resources and Divisions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. When do I receive the compensation?

  • Annual Associate Faculty Certification compensation is effective for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms in the academic year after which certification is awarded. 
  • To continue earning the Associate Faculty Certification compensation, annual renewal is required.

2. What is a “qualifying” faculty development activity?

3. How do I apply for my initial Associate Faculty Certificate?

  • Complete the required 60 hours of qualifying faculty development activities by June 15. 
  • Complete the online Associate Faculty Certification Application by June 15.

4. When should I complete the online application for the initial Associate Faculty Certificate?

  • Faculty members should complete the online application AFTER the required hours have been completed.

5. How do I keep track of my professional development hours?

APPLICATION

The application period for 2016 has closed. Now accepting applications for 2017. Deadline: June 15, 2017

Basic Information All fields are required.
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Valencia ID
Valencia Email
Phone Number
Your Dean
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Osceola/Lake Nona Campus Faculty - visit the Inside the OC webpage for the latest information about this program on your campus.

Winter Park Campus Faculty - visit the Inside Winter Park webpage for the latest information about this program on your campus.