Instructional Improvement (Flex) is required of all faculty teaching a primary term (16-week) class. This requirement is based upon activities that faculty complete in lieu of instruction for the days/weeks that classes would have been in session were the district not on a 16-week compressed calendar (see Title 5, section 55724).

Contract faculty with 1.00 FTE will have a Flex obligation of 10 hours per semester. Adjunct faculty or contract overload assignments will have a Flex obligation that is equal to the sum of the weekly classroom hours for all classes assigned. (from the SDCCD Instructional Improvement Handbook, page 1)

To view your Flex contract, register for workshops, submit an independent project, and find more information about Flex, please visit the District's Instructional Improvement (Flex) website:

Link to SDCCD Flex website

2021-22 Deadlines


Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Independent Project Proposal November 8, 2021 April 18, 2022
Complete Flex Obligation December 13, 2021 by 12:00pm May 23, 2022


Add Your Activity to the Calendar

If you are organizing an activity for faculty (eg: meeting, workshop, conference, etc.) that will improve instruction, please submit this form to add it to the Flex system (visible to faculty, only) and City's professional development calendar (visible to all):

Add Your Activity to the PD Calendar



Unless otherwise advised by the District or the State Chancellor's office, Flex deadlines remain unchanged. Please make sure that you are logging in all of the meetings and webinars you have been attending in preparation for moving instruction online!

Please make sure you are using the updated District Flex url:

Faculty can also click on the Flex link under the Faculty Quicklinks module on the College Faculty Dashboard in Campus Solutions/PeopleSoft, see screenshot below:

Screenshot of the Faculty Dashboard in Campus Solutions with the Flex link highlighted

The other change for Faculty to be aware of is that your login ID and password will be the same as what you use to log into the mySDCCD portal (aka Campus Solutions, PeopleSoft).

If you continue to experience technical problems logging in, please submit a support ticket to the mySDCCD Support Desk:

If you have questions about how Flex works, please contact Don Long,

If you are teaching a class that is more, or less, than the regular, primary term of 16 weeks, you are not required to complete Flex hours.

For adjunct faculty: If the event or workshop you attended was in the same semester that you are teaching, then yes, you can receive credit. Please log into the Flex system and find the activity (the coordinator/facilitator of the activity should have the Flex number).

For contract faculty: If the event or workshop you attended was in the same academic year in which you need to claim for Flex credit, then yes, you can get credit.

All faculty: Activities completed during the "gap" period in between the Spring semester Flex deadline (5th day before end of semester) and the fiscal year deadline (June 30) do not count towards Flex for either the previous or upcoming year.

Activities that count towards instructional improvement may include (per Title 5, Section 55724):

  1. Course instruction and evaluation;
  2. Staff Development, in-service training and Instructional improvement;
  3. Program and course curriculum or learning resource development and evaluation;
  4. Student personnel services;
  5. Learning resource services;
  6. Related activities such as student advising, student orientation, matriculation services, and student, faculty and staff diversity;
  7. Departmental meeting, conferences, workshops, and Institutional Research;
  8. Other duties as assigned by the district;
  9. The necessary supporting activities for above.

(from the SDCCD Instructional Improvement Handbook, page 9)

Last updated: 2021-07-14