Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of Professional Development am I required to earn? 

Faculty and Staff are required to earn a minimum of twelve (12) hours of professional development each calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Students are not required to obtain professional development hours to obtain their degrees at this time. 

What do I do with my certificates? 

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to keep all copies of their certificates or awards earned for professional development hours earned. Copies may be kept in departmental files or with the Human Resources office.

How much time can I dedicate to Professional Development each week? 

Faculty and Staff are allowed the freedom to complete their hours of professional development during the work week. However, while in the office, employees are encouraged to spend no more than ten (10) hours a week devoted to professional development efforts. 


Follow this link for more information on the Sul Ross State University Professional Development Plan.