Keeping Track of your FLEX Hours
Your FLEX hours may be accessed
on campus at reports.cos.edu. Be sure to select the term you wish to view. Please remember that your obligation is for 20 hours for the entire academic year. If you can't access your hours at the above link, please contact Nicole Tudor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you attend a FEC workshop or meeting and sign in, your attendance will be reflected in your posted FLEX hours. Your pre-approved FLEX hours will be posted upon the timely receipt of your Self-Documentation Form.
Please remember that you must receive prior approval for FLEX activities other than FEC calendar events.
You are required to complete 20 FLEX hours within the academic year. Details about your FLEX requirement can be found in the Master Agreement between COSTA and The District, and on the FLEX Information and Procedures document
Your attendance at the mandatory Fall and Spring Convocation meetings (totaling eight hours) helps you to meet a portion of the 20-hour minimum requirement.
You can meet your additional FLEX requirement (12 hours) through any one or a combination of four approaches, which include:
- attending FEC workshops;
- facilitating FEC workshops (preapproval required);
- participating in outside conferences (preapproval required);
- completing individual projects (preapproval required).
You need to obtain prior approval through the Faculty Enrichment Committee (FEC) to earn FLEX credit for presenting FEC workshops, participating in outside conferences, and completing individual projects. Download the appropriate form (above) and submit the proper form with your division chair's signature to the FEC/FLEX mailbox or directly to Joseph Teller (email@example.com) at least two weeks before your activity to allow sufficient time for approval.
If you participate in any activities that have received blanket approval from FEC (e.g., activities related to program review, outcomes assessment, curriculum, governance committees, librarian liaison, Canvas training, and accreditation), please submit a self-documentation form along with supporting evidence in order for the FEC office to record your FLEX credit.