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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116

Availability of Faculty

Academic Policies and Procedures


Availability of Faculty

Date of Current Revision:   April 2016

Primary Responsible Officer:  Provost or designee


Availability of Faculty


All faculty members who teach classes must be accessible to students each week of a semester during designated, posted times.  All faculty members must be available to students for at least 1.25 hour per week for each class taught, with a maximum of five required hours. Students have the options to meet with faculty in person or electronically at a scheduled time.  All faculty members who teach classes may meet this requirement either by maintaining office hours or by responding to queries from students online or through other mobile devices during the publicly communicated time period (s). However, faculty members who teach face to face are encouraged to maintain office hours.  The faculty member’s availability must be included in the syllabus, regardless of the mode of delivery of the class or the method of distribution of the syllabus.  Faculty are strongly encouraged to be accessible through multiple means and respond to all student inquiries in a timely manner whether they occur during posted hours or not.


Revision History:

Established and archived prior to 1999

Updated IIF.2. Office Hours and renamed to Availability of Faculty Who Teach Classes per Faculty Senate Motion 2014-15_17 on October 2015.

Previously annotated as II.F.1. Course Syllabi, II.F.2. Office Hours, II.F.8. Class Attendance, II.F.3. Classroom Control. Edited for web links, formatting and plain language. Approved December 2015.

Availability of Faculty who Teach Classes - Faculty Senate requested a correction to minutes, 1.5 hours changed to 1.25, February 2016.

Previously annotated as II.F.1. Availability of Faculty. Renamed Availability of Faculty for alphabetical listing, grammar and spell check, and transitioned into policy library April 2017