Office Hours for Teaching Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences

August 2008

According to the document, “Professional Rights and Duties of Faculty Members and Roles and Professional Duties of Department Chairs,” available on the web at:, part II.A.1.h, faculty are expected to keep posted office hours. Each department should determine expected office hours for its faculty. The requirement should take into consideration the teaching load, type of course, enrollment, and any other considerations specific to the department and its faculty. The College recommends a minimum of two hours per week for faculty members engaged in classroom teaching.