MOROCCAN FACULTY STUDENTS PERSPECTIVES TOWARDS OFFICE HOURS
Office hours as a form of student-faculty interaction, especially at the university, have been the concern of a number of researchers in the teaching-learning process. Office hours have been considered in foreign universities among the priorities to achieve more efficacy in education, and thus those universities try to implement it in their teaching-learning process. However, less attention has been given to such forms of interaction in Moroccan universities in spite of being part of their curriculum. As such, the present study aims at investigating teachers and students’ perspectives towards office hours in Moroccan universities. To achieve this purpose, taking the case of Moulay Ismail School of humanities, a quantitative research design was employed in the study. Through this design, quantitative data were enerated and analysed. Therefore, a sample of 183 (90 males and 93 females) university students completed the questionnaire. Findings have shown that students consider the implementation of office hours within their educational system to be part of the regularities, is an appealing step to the flourishing of the university’s pedagogical methodology. But most importantly to engage students in the process of a developed interaction so as to better understand their class content as well as their professor's expectations and thus can have a big impact on their academic success.
office hours, student-faculty interaction, Moulay Ismail University,