Welcome to the Professional Development Program (PDP) at MiraCosta College!

Welcome new faculty!


We provide faculty with a comprehensive and systematic program of activities, resources, and support designed to foster staff, student, and instructional improvement.


PDP develops the local policies and procedures pursuant to our participation in the state's Flexible Calendar Program, a privilege afforded to community colleges whereby instructional time can be replaced by "flex" time on the academic calendar. (See the Background page for further information.) Thus, PDP-sponsored activities are sometimes referred to as "flex" activities or activities done for "flex" credit.

We also sponsor workshops during flex week and throughout the term, develop the flex calendar, maintain a library of resources and equipment for faculty use, offer funds to support travel to and participation in professional development activities, assist faculty with maintaining their flex transcripts, and provide access to other relevant resources.

See the Committee page for membership, office hours and location, and contact information.

Log in to MyFlex to register for MCC workshops and record other pre-approved professional development activities on your transcript.

Submit a workshop proposal to facilitate an activity that is open to everyone.

Looking for a PDP handbook? You've found it! Everything is on the website.
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