Talk to your chair or supervisor and see if you can have some flexibility in how office hours are conducted. It's reasonable to expect some time to be available on campus to meet with students, but it's also reasonable to expect a reliable Internet connection. You might be able, for example, to set aside one (1) hour a week for "electronic" office hours from home where you can chat, Skype, etc. with students. Or you could hold some office hours someplace else on campus or near campus (like the library, or a coffeehouse). But first think about what YOUR purpose for office hours are (as opposed to a one-size-fits-all mandate); then talk to your chair or supervisor and explain what steps you're taking to make sure you're accessible to a variety of students.
Thank you for registering! Now you can participate in discussions and get updates on new questions in your subject area. Please start by picking your
department from the options on the right. This will help us recommend useful tools provided by your university.
Verify your account
Make sure to check your university email account for our registration letter. You must verify your account in order to complete your registration. If you don't use your university email regularly, you can set up a preferred email address under the "My Profile" section.
You've joined the one community where graduate students help each other succeed, so ask your questions and don't forget to answer questions for others.
Welcome to GradShare!