Employee Learning Opportunities

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness arranges employee learning opportunities for the college community to ensure that quality faculty and staff are supporting the college and its mission.

Annually, each full-time employee of the college must earn a number of professional development hours (based on their position). According to Policy 3.08 of the Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures Manual, twenty hours are expected of full-time faculty members and administrators, while staff members are required to earn ten. Employees should divide hours between two of the three categories:  Personal Improvement, College/Academic Involvement and  Community Involvement.

Please note:  Due to changes made in the spring semester because of  COVID-19, most sessions are cancelled.  The electronic calendar will be the most up-to-date resource for those changes.  If you have signed up for a specific session, please watch your inbox.

Faculty:  there are academic continuity resources available at www.otc.edu/acp.  You can also email online@otc.edu or call 417.447.8200

OTC provides several learning opportunities/professional development activities on campus throughout the academic year to help instructors meet the state and college professional development requirements. OTC encourages instructors to participate in industry specific professional development when available if budgets will allow. Employee Learning Opportunities (professional development) are available monthly at the college.

How do I keep track of my completed hours?

Employees should submit personal development hours to his/her supervisor during evaluations. Faculty hours should follow the academic year (start of fall semester to end of spring semester). Staff and administration hours should follow the calendar year.

Employees should record and submit professional development hours to their supervisor during the annual evaluation. Click for the 2019 staff and administration form.  Click here for the 2019-2020 form for faculty.

***Click here for the 2020 staff and administration form.

Would you like to facilitate a session?

If you would like to facilitate a session for the next semester, please follow the directions on this form.  Proposals will then be sent to an ad-hoc committee for review and approval.  OTC will distribute the calendar at the start of the new semester. Proposals are due on the following dates:

  • Summer 2020 sessions are due March 31, 2020
  • Fall 2020 sessions are due June 30, 2020
  • Spring 2021 sessions are due September 30, 2020

Strategic Planning

Employee Learning Opportunities address Strategic Initiative One, Goal Three: Encourage professional development opportunities for faculty and staff aligned with institutional priorities and employee feedback.


Page updated 03.19.2020