Procedure 3.01.16 - Curriculum Faculty Office Hours

To ensure that students can meet with faculty, all full-time faculty members must maintain office hours. These hours are in addition to reasonable requests from students for time to meet with faculty. To meet students’ needs, faculty may need to meet with students outside of office hours. These meetings do not decrease the requirement for office hours. Faculty office hours are needed for students to meet with faculty with or without an appointment. Faculty will maintain eight (8) office hours per week. These hours should vary to meet student needs and at least one hour must be held each day, Monday through Friday. Office hours can be held between the hours of 7:00am – 7:00pm, unless the college buildings are unavailable. Faculty must schedule office hours for no less than 30 minutes at a time and must allow travel time from class to their office before beginning office hours. Faculty will not be required to hold office hours on days on which they are scheduled to teach six (6) or more clinical hours. Faculty with this type of schedule must hold at least two (2) office hours per day on the days that clinical instruction is not scheduled for six (6) or more contact hours, within the eight (8) office hour requirement. Faculty must also meet the other requirements for scheduled college activities consistent with their teaching schedule. Faculty must post office hour schedules on office doors no later than the first day of classes. They must also submit their office hours to their division chair for approval as requested by the division chair, but no later than the first day of classes. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will publish a list of all faculty office hours on the college web site no later than the end of the first week of classes. If a faculty must leave their office during office hours, they must post a note on their doors indicating when they will return and how they can be contacted.

Last Updated on April 28, 2016