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UH Hilo Policy on Office Hours. Faculty members teaching a full load are expected to establish at least five hours per week during which they are available in their offices to meet with students. It is also common practice for faculty to offer “by appointment” hours in addition to the regular posted office hours. Office hours are posted on office door cards and on course syllabi.

This policy is posted at

During fall and spring advising periods, faculty are expected to post additional office hours so that both advisees and students enrolled in their classes have adequate access to faculty time.

Faculty teaching completely online courses are expected to be available to their students for one-on-one interaction via email or other online communication medium with a regularity and frequency equivalent to the five-hour minimum established for those in traditional face-to-face courses.

Reviewed June 2013 by AKS.