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Mission, Definition, and Groups Served


Central Virginia Community College recognizes employees as its most valuable asset and is committed to providing ongoing professional development.


The Central Virginia Community College Professional Development is defined as all activities that increase, enhance, and revitalize the professional knowledge and skills of faculty and staff in order to enhance their ability to promote the success of the students, the College, and the community. 

Groups Served

Teaching Faculty: Full-time teaching faculty (including program heads and assistant division chairs) are normally on nine-month appointments which include the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.  All assistant division chairs and program heads are appointed as teaching faculty. 

Administrative Faculty: Administrative faculty perform work related to the management of the educational and general activities of the college, department, or division.  Administrative faculty are normally employed on a twelve-month basis.

Professional Faculty: Professional faculty are individuals holding non-teaching positions with continuing responsibilities, employed on a twelve-month basis.  Librarians and Counselors are professional faculty. 

Adjunct Faculty: Adjunct faculty are employed to teach less than a normal faculty load or to teach less than a full session on a semester by semester or summer term basis.  The total workload includes credit hours taught at all VCCS colleges.

Classified Staff: Classified staff are employed on a twelve-month basis in either exempt or non-exempt roles.

Part-Time Staff:  Part-time staff are those employees limited to working a maximum of 29 hours per week on average and 1450 hours per year at any one or more VCCS colleges/System Office.  For Part-Time Staff, supervisors may flex hours up to permit participation in a professional development event as long as the employee does not exceed the maximum hours available for that position. 

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