Requests Professional Development at San Diego Mesa College

Professional Learning Requests

Information, links and forms for FLEX, Conference and Travel, Professional Learning Activity Funds, reserving a Private Room in the LRC/LOFT and reserving The Finish Line Game.

Private Room Reservation
Are you teaching on campus and need a room to teach an online course? Reserve a Private Room up in the LOFT (4th floor of the LRC). We have rooms setup with computers, web cams, headsets, whiteboards, ethernet and wireless internet access! These rooms are reservation only, first come first serve. 

Mon – Thu 9am to 5pm

If you need a room after 5pm or on Friday please contact and for arrangements.

Private Room Reservation 

You may need to create an account. Use the LRC/Loft Private Room schedule to make your reservations.

Technology Request

Technology Request Form

Flex Information
Mesa FLEX Request Form (submit online)
FLEX System Login 
FLEX Guidelines
FLEX Handbook

Deadline Dates

  • Adjunct Faculty: Fall 2021 @ 12 noon on December 13, 2021
  • Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2022 @ 12 noon on May 23, 2022
  • Contract Faculty:  2021-2022 Academic Year @ 12 noon on May 23, 2022
  • Independent Projects: Fall 2021 @ 11:59 PM on November 8, 2021
  • Independent Projects: Spring 2022 @ 11:59 PM on April 18, 2022

Contract faculty flex days

For 2021-2022, the Flex obligation for contract faculty is 20 hours.
There are five (5) designated Flex days on which Contract Faculty are required to be on campus.

  • Fall 2020: August 11 – 13, 2021
  • Spring 2022: January 27 – 28, 2022

Sample of FLEX Activities

  • Integrate/Develop Course Outline
  • Develop new syllabus
  • Revise existing instructional program
  • Develop new instructional program
  • Explore alternate instructional methods
  • Revise existing course outline
  • Create new learning/teaching materials
  • Develop new instructional skills
  • Visit program-related sites
  • Review of instructional software
  • Review new textbook
  • Update/revise learning resources
  • Participate in articulation/matriculation activity
  • Interact with colleagues to improve instruction

Conference and TravelRequest for Conference and Travel Funds are processed by the Conference and Travel Committee. 
All applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the conference and travel. Requesters will receive a response to their submission in 12 business days.

Due to limited funding, applicants may bear some of the costs of the conference and travel. Funding is not approved for tuition for classes or relaxation retreats. 

Faculty applicants should first use their allocated departmental funds. Please contact your chair about the availability of departmental funds. Department chairs, if you have questions about your budget contact your school dean. Learn more about Travel and You.

Travel Pre-Authorization Form

Conference and Travel Funds Request Form

CAT Form Instructional Video

Professional Learning Activity FundsAre you planning a professional learning event? The Campus Employee Learning Committee (CEL) will accept requests for funding for the 2019-2020 academic year this spring. Please review the CEL funding request form!

Professional Learning Activity Funds Request Form 

The FInish Line Headerthe Finish Line GameATD’s Finish Line Game helps increase awareness of the barriers to student success. Community college faculty, administration, and trustees will have a richer understanding of the journey of today’s college student, particularly low-income students and students of color.

Reserve the Finish Line Game Here for your meeting or event!