Table 8: [Conversation] Office hours & student conferencing: Getting students to come and making the most of time

Facilitator: Corrie Paeglow, Ashley Yuckenberg

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 8:00-9:00am (Share-a-thon) | Location: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)


*No special preparation required* Welcome to ITL and this table! Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves: 

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • Why do you want students to come to office hours? How can you make those benefits visible to students?

  • What are some reasons why students might not want to come to office hours? How can you compensate for or respond to those concerns?

  • How can you help students come to office hours or conferences more prepared to gain from the experience?

  • What sorts of digital tools or applications can enable “office hour” experiences?

Have an example or resource to share?  Submit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference: Still have questions?  Leave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions to   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 


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