Traffic Advisory: Be advised that both the US 395 northbound exit to Parr/Dandini, and the northbound on-ramp from Parr/Dandini to US 395 are currently closed through mid-Sept. 2024. Please use detours to access Dandini Blvd. from the Parr Blvd. bridge or from Clear Acre Ln. See more information.


Professional Advancement Program

Guidelines for Applying

  • Become familiar with the details of the Professional Advancement Program.
  • Submit completed application to Human Resources PRIOR to beginning a degree program or credit courses.
    • Occupationally related course work must be submitted within one year of the date of completion.
  • Applicant must notify Human Resources no later than March 31 of completion of degree or course work occurring in May or June.
    • This allows the advancement to be finalized by Human Resources and the Budget Office in time for the new contract year.
  • Any movement on the salary schedule will occur consistent with the fiscal year contract. Exceptions must be approved by the President.

NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, section 35

Eligibility for Professional Advancement

All Academic Faculty holding a .50 FTE or above and who have been placed on the Academic Faculty Salary Schedule are eligible for this plan.

Expense Encumbrance or Reimbursement Disclaimer

The College will not pay nor will a faculty member have caused any liability or encumbrance to accrue to the College for expenses the faculty member entered into during the course of the professional advancement program, except where otherwise allowed by the president, in writing, or by Board of Regents policy.

The professional grant-in-aid, allowed (under the provisions of Title 4, Chapter 18, Section 5) may be used to pay for course work taken with the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Voluntary Program

Participating in the Professional Advancement Program is completely voluntary. No administrator may require any faculty member to participate in the Program.

Faculty Senate Review Committee for Professional Advancement Appeals

A Faculty Senate committee will be convened by and report to the Faculty Senate Chair when an appeal for denial of professional development is received. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make his/her case for professional advancement in the written application that this committee will review. The committee may call for additional assistance from program area faculty.

The Chancellor shall prescribe in procedures a program outline for professional advancement, program standards, and an appeals process.