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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Office Hours

Last updated on 9/16/04

Involvement in the education of our students through meaningful advisement and counsel is a vital goal. Faculty availability for students around the time of a class to review or elaborate on topics discussed -- even to discuss why a student received a particular grade -- is a necessary component to a good education. Informing students of office hours and being sure to be available during those hours also is necessary.

  • A rule of thumb is to schedule at least one office hour on each teaching day; many faculty members also indicate on their syllabi that they are availabe by appointment.
  • Faculty members should post office hours outside their offices and be available during those hours.
  • Adjunct faculty teaching six or more hours in a given semester receive pay for an additional hour per week. Use of that hour as a regular office hour is possible; this should be discussed with the department chair.