Important Associate Faculty Certification Program Reminders

Thursday, January 28, 2021

A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning

This is an important reminder regarding Valencia College’s Associate Faculty Certification.

Initial Certification
If you are currently taking courses toward initial certification for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, please remember that the deadline is Tuesday, June 15, 2021, to submit the online application. Initial certification requires the successful completion of a minimum of 60 professional development hours including LCTS1110: Teaching in Our Learning College (as reflected on your Valencia faculty development transcript).

Certification Renewal
If you are seeking renewal of your certification for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, please remember to complete the application by Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Renewal certification requires the successful completion of a minimum of 20 professional development hours at Valencia. With dean approval, up to five of those professional development hours may now be completed outside of Valencia College, such as a conference, workshop, course, etc. To include external professional development activities toward your renewal for the 2021-2022 academic year, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The external professional development activities must be related to one of the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator.
  2. You must seek approval from your dean to apply external professional development activities toward your Associate Faculty Certification Renewal prior to participating in the external activities. Your dean will provide all the required details, the form for documentation needed to complete the external activities, and the amount of professional development hours awarded (up to five per academic year) that will be applied toward the 20 professional development hours required for your renewal.
  3. Once you have completed the approved external professional development activities, submit the form with your dean’s signature along with the documentation of the completed activities as part of your Associate Faculty Renewal with external PD application by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Please visit the Associate Faculty webpage for further details.

For questions, please contact the Campus Directors of Faculty and Instructional Development:

Shara Lee – Osceola Campus, Lake Nona Campus and Poinciana Campus
slee84@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 4723

Dori Haggerty – West Campus and Downtown Campus
dhaggerty2@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 1051

Sally Leslie – East Campus, Winter Park Campus and School of Public Safety
sleslie3@valenciacollege.edu
407-299-5000, extension 5142

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