Calculation of Office Hours

Guidelines


Full-time faculty will schedule and submit 250 minutes per week of office hours, except as noted below:
  • Full-time faculty with more than five lab hours per week will schedule 200 minutes per week of office hours.
  • Full-time faculty who have less than a full-time teaching load (including those full-time faculty with primarily non-instructional assignments) will schedule office hours on a pro rata basis.
  • Full-time faculty teaching online may elect to have online office hours, limited to a maximum of fifty minutes per online class, based on assigned load.
  • Full-time faculty receiving release/reassigned time, which is applied to their assigned load, can deduct 25 minutes per week of office hours for every 10% release time received.
  • Full-time faculty members are not required to hold office hours for classes taught over their contractual 100% load.
  • Full-time faculty members can volunteer to hold more office hours than required.

Examples:


  • Full-time faculty with 15 units of class time with 0 – 5 hours of lab are required to schedule 250 minutes of office hours per week.
  • Full-time faculty with 15 units of class time with more than 5 hours of lab are required to schedule 200 minutes of office hours per week.
  • Full-time faculty with 10% release time counted toward their load are required to schedule 225 minutes of office hours per week. (Faculty members with more than 10% release time should schedule the following:
  • Release time of 20% deduct 50 minutes of the required 250 minutes.

  • Release time of 30% deduct 75 minutes of the required 250 minutes.

  • Release time of 40% deduct 100 minutes of the required 250 minutes.

  • Release time of 50% deduct 125 minutes of the required 250 minutes.

  • Release time of 60% deduct 150 minutes of the required 250 minutes.

  • Faculty with release time and more than 5 hours of lab can use the combination of guidelines above when calculating their office hours.
Example: Faculty with 20% release time and 6 hours of lab can schedule only 150 minutes per week for office hours.

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