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Maximizing office hours for student success to be addressed at forum

“Can I Meet With You? Web-Based, Student Self-Scheduling of Office Hours” is the topic of this month’s Future of Higher Education Forum.

The session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.

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James Oberlander, an instructor in the College of Nursing, will lead the forum.

He will talk about the correlation between direct student and faculty interaction and academic success. Oberlander will discuss scheduling methodologies used for office hour appointments and the importance of changing the perception of office hours to promote student success.

“Faculty have office hours to benefit students. It is a fact: Face-to-face interaction leads to student success,” Dr. Amy Thompson, vice provost for faculty affairs, said. “James Oberlander will share his research on office hours, as well as how to maximize the benefits of that time for students as well as faculty members.”

The Future of Higher Education Forums are coordinated by the Office of the Provost.

Register for this month’s program and read more about the forums, including how to submit proposals for upcoming events, at the Office of the Provost website.

Those who attend are asked to bring a laptop or tablet.

Faculty members who are unable to attend can watch live on the Office of the Provost website.

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