Requests Professional Development at San Diego Mesa College

Information, links and forms for FLEX, Conference and Travel, Professional Learning Activity Funds and The Finish Line Game.

Flex Information
Mesa FLEX Request Form (submit online)
FLEX System Login
FLEX Guidelines
FLEX Handbook

Deadline Dates

  • Adjunct Faculty: Fall 2019 @ 12 noon on December 9, 2019
  • Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2019 @ 12 noon on May 26, 2020
  • Contract Faculty:  2019-2020 Academic Year @ 12 noon on May 20, 2019
  • Independent Projects: Fall 2019 @ 11:59 PM on November 4, 2019
  • Independent Projects: Spring 2019 @ 11:59 PM on April 20, 2020

Contract faculty flex days

For 2019-2020, the Flex obligation for contract faculty is 20 hours.
There are five (5) designated Flex days on which Contract Faculty are required to be on campus.

  • Fall 2019: August 14 – 16, 2019
  • January 30 – 31, 2020

Sample of FLEX Activities

  • Integrate/Develop Course Outline
  • Develop new syllabus
  • Revise existing instructional program
  • Develop new instructional program
  • Explore alternate instructional methods
  • Revise existing course outline
  • Create new learning/teaching materials
  • Develop new instructional skills
  • Visit program-related sites
  • Review of instructional software
  • Review new textbook
  • Update/revise learning resources
  • Participate in articulation/matriculation activity
  • Interact with colleagues to improve instruction

Conference and TravelRequest for Conference and Travel Funds are processed by the Conference and Travel Committee. 
All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the conference and travel.

Due to limited funding, applicants may bear some of the costs of the conference and travel. Funding is not approved for tuition for classes or relaxation retreats. 

Faculty applicants should first use their allocated departmental funds. Please contact your chair about the availability of departmental funds. Department chairs, if you have questions about your budget contact your school dean. Learn more about Travel and You.

Travel Pre-Authorization Form

Conference and Travel Funds Request Form

Professional Learning Activity FundsAre you planning a professional learning event? The Campus Employee Learning Committee (CEL) will accept requests for funding for the 2019-2020 academic year this spring. Please review the CEL funding request form!

Professional Learning Activity Funds Request Form 

The FInish Line Headerthe Finish Line GameATD’s Finish Line Game helps increase awareness of the barriers to student success. Community college faculty, administration, and trustees will have a richer understanding of the journey of today’s college student, particularly low-income students and students of color.

Reserve the Finish Line Game Here for your meeting or event!