The Professional Improvement Resource Team (PIRT) is an advisory committee for faculty who seek assistance in drafting, developing or revising their Professional Improvement Plans (PIP). The committee will also verify that the PIP is consistent with promotion expectations and needs no further
review. The committee shall publish appropriate timetables, procedures, and other material to facilitate faculty professional improvement at Central Oregon Community College. The committee is part of the approval process for sabbaticals and selects the recipients of the Faculty Achievement Awards.
Please see the faculty Blackboard account titled "Professional Improvement Resource Team (PIRT)" for resources,
templates and sample PIPs.
The Faculty Professional Improvement Resource Team is made up of six faculty members, at least two of whom must have rank of Associate Professor or higher, and the Vice President of Instruction or appointee. Four faculty vacancies will be filled by an election of tenured
faculty from the Forum seeking representation from both CTE and transfer. To insure a member has recent Promotion or Tenure Committee experience, the Vice President for Instruction shall appoint one faculty member from names submitted by the Faculty Forum. Committee members may apply for sabbaticals while serving
on PIRT but must recuse themselves from the selection process. Faculty committee members will serve staggered three-year terms. In the spring, the committee will elect a faculty member as chair for the following year. It shall be the chair's responsibility to call the first meeting in the fall, to prepare
an agenda and to preside over all meetings.
Submission of new PIP plans:
PIPs are due to the Professional Improvement Resource Team (PIRT) by the first Friday of Spring Term.
PIP Funding Request Revisions:
Normally, minimum of 2 weeks prior to expected expenditure. Funding requests will be reviewed by the Vice President for Instruction or an appointee.
Funding Request Revisions:
Two weeks prior to any needed action, such as submitting to file or reviewing funding requests.
Due by October 15th following the August 31st ending date of the four-year cycle. Plans submitted after this date may not meet Tenure and Promotion file closure deadlines.
The 4th Monday of November, 4:30pm (of the year prior to the sabbatical).
Sabbatical Final Reports:
Normally, within 30 working days of return to college (per contract).
Current PIRT Committee Members