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Office Hours

August 31, 2007

of·fice hours [aw-fis ou-erz] -noun

  1. University required time for adjuncts to sit alone in the coffee shop: No one ever visits me during office hours!
  2. An opportunity for adjunct professors to consume more caffeine than the Surgeon General recommends: My hands are always slightly jittery after office hours.
  3. An excuse to blog: I wrote this post during office hours.
  4. (rarely used) An occasion for face-time with students in a more private and less threating environment, so that they may share their questions, misgivings, and misunderstandings more openly than in class: Please see me during office hours if you have any further questions, misgivings or misunderstandings that you do not feel comfortable addressing in class.
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One Comment
  1. Shawn permalink
    August 31, 2007 1:09 pm

    I am sure just before the midterm or final you will have plenty of visitors. Or, you will not, and the class after they receive their exams will involve you explaining to them their grades and the necessity of seeking help when problems arise.

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