All full-time faculty must schedule, post, and keep regular office
hours. A minimum of an hour a week is required. Additional office hours
may be scheduled by appointment.
Faculty are required to provide, at the first class session, a
syllabus for each course they teach. The syllabus should provide
essential information about the course and department policies that
affect the conduct of the course. Each department will maintain a file
of current syllabi for all classes, which it should hold for at least
All planned absences for legitimate professional or personal reasons
must be approved in advance by the department chairperson or program
director. In such cases, the instructor is responsible for arranging
for a makeup class or alternative instructional activities. When an
illness or unforeseen emergency results in the cancellation of a class,
the instructor should notify the chairperson as soon as possible and
arrange for notices to be posted informing students of the
cancellation. In the event of an extended absence of the instructor,
the chairperson is responsible for arranging for continuing instruction
in the course.
See notice regarding requirement for final examinations.
Final examinations and records of midterm grades and other course
work for all students must be kept on file in the department office.