WAC (7) Certification under the standards specified in WAC through is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel (7) Certification under the standards specified in WAC through is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel
WAC Initial Certification – 3 year duration, non- renewable Standard Certification – 5 year duration, renewable CPR/First Aid Requirements listed in this WAC
WAC Requirements Professional Development Plan Maintaining a plan is required in WAC The plan must be linked to Washington State Skill Standards for Professional/Technical Faculty
LCC Faculty Contract Teaching Effectiveness Plan is now called: Teaching Effectiveness/Professional Development Plan The implication is that one plan serves both purposes (Article 808.3)
Teaching Effectiveness/Professional Development Plan For probationary faculty, your goals and objectives serve this purpose For temporary full-time faculty, the plan must be created within one quarter if you are renewed for a second year For tenured faculty, the plan must be in place by the end of the first quarter following the granting of tenure, and must be maintained annually Some part-time faculty must also maintain certification Annual progress reports are required for tenured and temporary faculty.
Plan Duration The faculty contract calls for three years to match the evaluation cycle The WACs call for five years to match the certification cylce Guideline: Plan on the five year cycle, and you should always be covered
Relationship to PDUs The LCC faculty contract professional development units (PDUs) are how progress is tracked and equitable treatment is maintained Collective bargaining agreements are specified as the mechanism for this purpose in WAC
Relationship to PDUs Submit PDU forms EVEN IF YOU ARE A PROBATIONARY FACULTY MEMBER It should be possible to fit any reasonable activity into both the contract PDU and the skill standards categories See the chief professional/technical administrator if you have questions