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I-49: Faculty Office Hours

Policy Number: I-49
Last Reviewed: July 8, 2014
Responsible Dept.: Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Policy Document (PDF)

Full-time Nine-Month Faculty and Associate Instructors

Office hours should total 10 hours per week during fall and spring semesters:

  • 1 office hour will be granted for participation in the Activity Hour (Wednesdays 12-1) or other scheduled Governance Committee.
  • 5 office hours will be face-to-face
    • Minimum of three days per week
    • Minimum of 30 minute increments
  • 1 office hour for e-mail correspondence
  • 3 office hours that will be flexible - i.e. virtual, face-to-face or a combination
Special Assignments

Include the following number of "Administrative Hours" based on your assignment:

  • .5 credit = 1 hour per week
  • 1 credit = 1.75 hours per week
  • 1.5 credits = 2.5 hours per week
  • 2 credits = 3.5 hours per week
  • 3 credits = 5 hours per week
  • 7.5 credits = 13 hours per week
Summer Session Office Hours
  • 10-week courses -1 hour per course per week
  • 5-week courses - 2 hours per course per week
  • Online hours may be used for distance learning courses or with permission from the Dean for face-to-face courses.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty should schedule one office hour per week per course taught. This applies to summer, fall and spring classes.

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