Advances in technology make it easier than ever before for faculty to maintain and
develop meaningful professional relationships with students. The University values
quality teaching and the faculty-student relationships engendered by meaningful educational
contact outside the classroom.
Faculty are encouraged to be routinely accessible to students through multiple modalities
– i.e., in person during traditional office hours, before or after class, via text,
telephone, skype, FaceTime, and via other means. If you wish to post specified
office hours for students which outline when you are available, I encourage you to
Include faculty contact information and contact preferences in course syllabi and
be sure to discuss with students.