Monday, January 31—
Sunday, February 6, 2022

Despite the value inherent in office hours, students cannot benefit from office hours if they don’t attend. Consequently, faculty waste time creating office hours that students do not use. It is essential
to create and implement office hours with the unique needs of online students in mind so that faculty
time is not wasted. The challenges of office hours are intensified in the remote, isolated context of the virtual classroom, but fortunately, current technology offers an array of solutions that allow faculty to adapt traditional views of office hours to meet the needs of online students more effectively.

This 20-Minute Mentor (opens in a new window) provides concrete strategies for designing, scheduling, and facilitating online office hours to maximize students’ use. The presenter will provide the most useful ways to utilize office hours and align them with students’ needs, preferences, and perspectives.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

• Understand the reasons why students don’t attend traditionally structured office hours

• Design virtual office hours in a manner that increases student use

• Facilitate asynchronous virtual office hours

• Integrate technologies to create and implement synchronous virtual office hours


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