Creating more meaningful office hours: Editorial


In an editorial for the , Beckie Supiano documents the missed opportunities of office hours. She writes that students are often hesitant to attend office hours and therefore miss out on chances to connect with their instructors and learn more meaningfully. Drawing on instructor experiences, Supiano demonstrates that holding the office hours at a different location (e.g., closer to student residences) or moving office hours online can help to accommodate conflicts in students schedules. She also argues that instructors should highlight the value of these opportunities, emphasizing that they go beyond content clarification and can help to build interpersonal connections, identify career opportunities, and provide wider guidance on the postsecondary experience.

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