- The College recognizes the lack of staff participation in sabbaticals. The Staff Sabbatical Committee has conducted preliminary research on offering salaried employees sabbatical options for a time period shorter than a full semester. A shorter term sabbatical might 1) make it easier for departments to secure coverage for those on sabbatical, and 2) allow projects to be considered that are important and relevant to JCCC, but require less time to complete than a full semester.
- While offering faculty professional development opportunities, the College has identified a further need to benchmark its faculty development against practices at other two-year and four-year institutions. Therefore, the College has launched an AQIP project that will review faculty development offerings at other institutions and conduct a needs assessment of full-time faculty at JCCC.