Faculty Incentive Plan

 

Overview

The Faculty Incentive Plan is a compensation enhancement designed for annually appointed, tenured, and tenure-track faculty members. The Faculty Incentive Plan is conducted in a two-year cycle and has two components, the High Impact Practices Plan ($1,000) and the Professional Development Plan (Level 1 $750 or Level 2 $1,500). Participation in the Faculty Incentive Plan is voluntary and faculty members can choose to participate or not participate in each component.


Timeline

The Faculty Incentive Plan (FIP) begins July 1, 2019 and ends on June 30, 2021 (two-year cycle conducted in odd years).

Please note that if you are newly eligible for the FIP as of Spring/Summer 2019, please reach out to your dean and Campus Director for Faculty and Instructional Development to determine if an alternate set of dates/deadlines apply.

Starting: July 1, 2019

Faculty Incentive Plan (2019-2021 cycle) begins

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Last day for faculty member to submit the High Impact Practices Plan Proposal and/or Professional Development Plan in the Faculty Incentive Plan Tool.

If the plan is not selected or proposal is not submitted by June 1, 2020, the plan selection will default to 'I choose not to participate' and a proposal or plan can no longer be submitted for the current cycle.

Deadline: June 30, 2020

Dean review of High Impact Practice Plan Proposal and/or Professional Development Plan; First year of Faculty Incentive Plan cycle ends

Starting: July 1, 2020

Second year of Faculty Incentive Plan cycle begins

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Last day for faculty member submission of all documentation in the Faculty Incentive Plan Tool

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Dean approval of documentation and authorization of payment for the High Impact Practices Plan; Second year of Faculty Incentive Plan cycle ends

Deadline: First month of the academic year following the completion of the activities

Payment for completion of the Faculty Incentive Plan


Faculty Incentive Plan Requirements


Component: High Impact Practices (HIP) Plan

DESCRIPTION

For the purpose of this compensation enhancement, high impact practices shall be defined as additional work to improve Valencia's effectiveness as an institution, specifically through a faculty member's engagement in a deliberate, documented process of reflection, planning, action, and observation intended to improve student success. The  high impact practices plan (HIP) is based upon the working theory that each individual becoming more effective in their practice makes us an institution more effective. Examples of high impact practices may include  AAC&U's High Impact Practices, the  Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator, discipline-specific pedagogies, and practices named in the  strategic plan, campus plans, or division plans.

The purpose of the High Impact Practices Plan is to recognize and reward faculty for their ongoing commitment to effective teaching and learning practices, continuous improvement, and student success.

REQUIREMENTS

Year One: Faculty members will submit a proposal that includes: project description, learning outcomes, appropriate methods, and alignment to high impact practices.

Year Two: Faculty members will submit implementation results, reflective critique, and any documents created during the process.

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Component: Professional Development (PD) Plan

DESCRIPTION

For the purpose of this compensation enhancement, professional development shall be defined as additional work to improve faculty knowledge, skills, and abilities that should lead to an increase in student learning or academic success. The purpose of the  Professional Development Plan is to recognize and reward faculty for their ongoing commitment to their professional development, which is one component of practicing the art of lifelong learning.

REQUIREMENTS

Year One: Faculty members will submit a plan for development that includes: activity type, title, description, estimated date of completion, and alignment to one of four categories. These categories are Discipline Enrichment, Pedagogy, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Other Professional Development Activities.

Year Two: Faculty members will submit evidence of completion of each activity, which may include one of the four forms of documentation: transcript of successful completion, action research project, statement of application to practice, and examples of application to practice.

PD PLAN LEVEL 1
  • At least 3 different activities
  • A minimum of 5 hours in Pedagogy
  • A maximum of 5 hours in Other Professional Development.
  • A minimum of 25 hours is required
PD PLAN LEVEL 2
  • At least 6 different activities
  • A minimum of 10 hours in Pedagogy
  • A maximum of 10 hours in Other Professional Development.
  • A minimum of 50 hours is required

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Faculty Incentive Plan Tool Access

To access the Faculty Incentive Plan (FIP) tool, follow the steps listed below.

  • Log in to Atlas
  • Click on the Faculty tab
  • Navigate to the Faculty Development Channel
  • Click on the Faculty Incentive Plan tool link
  • We'd like your feedback to help improve the Faculty Incentive Plan Tool. Please click here for our Faculty Incentive Plan Feedback Survey