Other Instructional Responsibilities:

  1. All full-time faculty members are expected to attend graduation ceremonies and to schedule and attend at least five (5) office hours per week (See, University Policy Register, 3342-6-18.101).  These office hours shall be posted on the faculty member's office door and communicated to the Assistant/Associate Dean as well as to the faculty member's students.  If a student, for a legitimate reason or reasons, is unable to meet during the faculty member’s scheduled office hours, the faculty member shall make appointments to meet with the student at an alternate time. 
  2. In order to assist in student advising, faculty members should maintain current knowledge of University, Campus, College, and Department/School programs and requirements. Faculty members are expected to participate in recruitment programs and other activities which are appropriate to their role as a faculty member at the Campus.
  3. A Student Survey of Instruction (“SSI”) is required in each course in each semester and will be conducted under the auspices of the Assistant/Associate Dean pursuant to applicable University policies and procedures (See, Section IX of this Handbook). In addition to distributing the SSI in their classes, faculty members are expected to provide students with a syllabus which includes contact information, office hours, the subject matter to be covered in a course, required assignments and/or reports, approximate dates of examinations, grading standards, attendance requirements, and other pertinent details of the conduct of the class.  Syllabi must also include official statements on academic dishonesty and disability and should list proposed student learning outcomes.  Faculty members who teach one of the following courses should include the following language in their syllabi:
  • For Kent Core courses:
    This course may be used to satisfy a Kent Core Requirement.  Core courses as a whole are intended to broaden intellectual perspectives, foster ethical and humanitarian values, and prepare students for responsible citizenship and productive careers.
  • For WIC courses:
    This course may be used to satisfy the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement.  The purpose of a writing-intensive course is to assist students in becoming effective writers within their major discipline.  A WIC requires a substantial amount of writing, provides opportunities for guided revision, and focuses on writing forms and standards used in the professional life of the discipline.  
  • For Diversity courses:
    This course may be used to satisfy the University Diversity requirement.  Diversity courses provide opportunities for students to learn about such matters as the history, culture, values and notable achievements of people other than those of their own national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, physical and mental ability, and social class.  Diversity courses also provide opportunities to examine problems and issues that may arise from differences, and opportunities to learn how to deal constructively with them.