DJ (Regulation) – Work Load


A comprehensive community College District mandates work schedules and assignments that are flexible in order to serve the variety of needs of the students and the community. All faculty and staff are expected to recognize student needs by maintaining appropriate office hours, teaching schedules, and work hours as assigned by supervisors in order to reasonably serve day, evening, off-campus, and special groups of students. All employees shall be subject to assignment and reassignment by the College President at any time.

General office hours for College District offices are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday unless exceptions are approved by the President. Some offices may close at 5:00 p.m. or have extended hours until 9:00 p.m.

Individual faculty and staff members may make arrangements for office hours other than the 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. in order to better serve students as approved by the supervisor and confirmed by the College President or vice president and dean of instruction. Each full-time instructor must post office hours each semester and schedule a minimum of five hours each week for student appointments, distributed throughout the week as much as possible. Some other campus time must be posted as “available by appointment” if needed.

Full-time classified staff are scheduled by position for either 35- or 40-hour work weeks.

Full-time faculty are expected to spend a minimum of 35 hours per week on campus or at off-campus teaching stations as scheduled each semester to meet the teaching schedule, divisional duties, and student needs.

Full-time administrative, and non-teaching contracted (exempt) staff are normally scheduled for a minimum work week of 40 hours.

However, scheduled lunch time is not counted as a part of the 35 or 40 hour work week.

All faculty and staff members are expected to devote time to student activities and other College District functions, to be available for faculty meetings, and to meet as needed to further the goals of the division and the College District.

Employees accepting additional assignments or responsibilities outside their scheduled campus and teaching hours must coordinate these assignments with their division director so their overall teaching effectiveness and the needs of the College District and students will be served.

Faculty members are not required to maintain posted office hours during the summer sessions (unless on a 10.5 month contract), but student conferences should be scheduled as needed and curriculum development, faculty committees, and advising activities should be scheduled as needed.

Classified support staff overtime (exceeding 40 hours per week) should be worked only with the supervisor’s prior approval. The College President must approve either compensatory time or overload pay.

The hours and days for College District activities and office operations throughout the year may be changed by the College President as needed to serve students, conserve resources, or respond to emergency situations.

The College District encourages regular wellness or fitness activities targeted to an employee’s improved health. Employees are encouraged to use on-campus wellness facilities and may do so for a reasonable period of time during the scheduled workday providing it does not interfere with the employee’s job duty as approved by the supervisor, does not impose a hardship upon other employees or students, and does not reduce or cut short the scheduled workday or workweek.

REVISED: 06/12