Faculty Duties | School of Information Handbook | Kent State University

Faculty Duties

Office Hours

Faculty members are expected to maintain at least five scheduled office hours per week  (UR 3341-6-18.101). Office hours must be published in a place where students in courses and advisees can access them. Faculty members are expected to notify each class and their advisees of hours during which they are available for conferences and schedule appointments with students outside of the posted office hours at an agreed-upon time if students are unable to meet during the scheduled hours. Faculty are expected to be mindful of issues that effect students’ availability to have face-to-face and virtual meetings, including work schedules, time zone differences, and technology limitations. Faculty should also be mindful of the need to be responsive and timely (by the end of the day or within 24 hours when possible) in their communication with distance learners.

 

Advising

Faculty should be familiar with the content of the SLIS Student Handbook, which is available to all students. The Student Handbook contains policy information as it relates to SLIS programs.  Faculty members should maintain current knowledge of all policies, best practices, and advising tools of the School, the University, and the College of Communication and Information that are pertinent to student advising. When advising students, faculty are expected to be mindful of issues that effect students’ availability to have face-to-face and virtual meetings, including work schedules, time zone differences, and technology limitations. Faculty should also be mindful of the need to be responsive and timely (by the end of the day or within 24 hours when possible) in their communication with distance learners.