SECTION DCB.3


PERSONNEL
EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
FACULTY WORK WEEK AND OFFICE HOURS

Procedure


DEFINITIONS


For the purposes of this procedure, “Office hours” are defined as time faculty members are required to be available to students outside of the classroom. Office hours require the physical presence in the office on the campus the faculty is assigned to for face to face classes, and a virtual presence for faculty whose sole teaching assignment is through distance education delivery.

Faculty at Navarro College are professional personnel and their primary concern will be students, teaching, and learning. A secondary concern will be an active involvement with the institution and the community it serves.


EXPECTATIONS OF FACULTY MEMBERS


Full-time teaching faculty will schedule a minimum of ten (10) office hours per week over the five (5) day workweek. These office hours are to be scheduled in addition to the fifteen (15) or sixteen (16) hours per week teaching load equivalent and other professional responsibilities at the college in which faculty members may participate. Faculty who teach lecture/laboratory classes may count up to five (5) hours of laboratory time toward the ten (10) office hour requirement over the five (5) day workweek.

Virtual office hours for faculty whose sole teaching assignment is through distance education delivery means that the faculty will have posted hours of availability to students. These hours will equate to the same requirements as for face to face faculty.

Time expended in the performance of duties associated with an overload assignment is to be time above the minimum hours described above.

 


Date Revised: October 4, 2016