Office Hours

Berea considers the availability of faculty to students outside the classroom to be of great importance. Scheduling of office hours several times each week makes it easier for students to find teachers when necessary. It also facilitates communication throughout the campus. Full-time faculty should schedule office hours at least four hours each week, on different days and at different morning and afternoon times, to enable students to arrange conferences with faculty around their own class and labor obligations. Part-time faculty are expected to be accessible to students before and/or after class, and to meet scheduled office hours at least twice each week for an hour or more for each course. During times of advance registration in the fall and spring, full-time faculty are asked to extend office hours in order to help students plan programs of study for the coming term.

A copy of the office hours schedule should be posted on the faculty member’s office door and be included in syllabi.