Section 3-1-543 of the Accreditation Criteria requires institutions to establish faculty development plans including in-service and/or professional growth activities to enhance faculty expertise. The plan must be in writing and may consist of in-service activities, professional growth activities or a combination of both. There is to be a faculty development plan on file for all faculty members; both full-time and part-time. A sample faculty development plan is provided. Each institution may develop their own plan to best fit their needs.
Also required is documentation to evidence that the faculty member has completed the activities listed on the plan. Each year after the summary is completed and reviewed by the instructor and the identified school administrator, the faculty development plan for the next year would be developed. The plan's annual review may be based on the calendar year, the school year, or the anniversary of employment year, but should be consistent for all faculty members.