Application for FLEX Credit for an Independent Project

This is an application is for professional development hours for a project conceived and executed by a faculty person.


  • Proposals for faculty projects must be submitted and approved prior to beginning the project.
  • Proposals for faculty independent projects must be received by the Monday following Spring Break to be considered for credit during the current academic year (July 1 June 30) and must take place during the current academic year.
  • A final report and the outcome or product from the independent project must be submitted to the Director of Professional Development within 30 days of completion or by May 1st, whichever occurs first. This step must be completed to receive credit for the project.
  • Any proposals for independent projects submitted after the Monday following Spring Break will be considered at the start of the next academic year.


  • You must not be compensated in any other way for this project.
First Name*:
Last Name:*
Email Address*:
Project Title*:

The primary goal of the independent project must be professional growth in one or more of the following areas. Please check all that apply.

Teaching and Learning Institutional advancement Physical resources
Student support Institutional effectiveness Innovation
Cultural diversity Financial stability Campus climate
Human Resources Technological advancement Leadership
Hours Requested:* (maximum of 20.5 hours)
State the expected outcomes for this project, including any measurable products that will result.
Provide a brief description of the project and indicate how it is linked to the goals you checked above.
Provide a timetable which includes the steps of the project, expected dates of completion for each step, and the estimated number of hours needed to complete each step.


Tour Art Gallery June 5 6 hours
PowerPoint of photos and notes June 7 4 hours
Presentation to Department August 25 30 minutes
Discuss how you will disseminate and share (as appropriate) the product of your independent flex project with your colleagues so as to support the mission of the college.
Discuss the professional growth you expect to occur as a result of this project.
Discuss how this project is above and beyond your regular duties.

Please click on the "Submit " button to send your request.


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