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ERIC Number: EJ1152098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1933-4850
"Office Hours Are Kind of Weird": Reclaiming a Resource to Foster Student-Faculty Interaction
Smith, Margaret; Chen, Yujie; Berndtson, Rachel; Burson, Kristen M.; Griffin, Whitney
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, v12 p14-29 2017
Office hours reserve time and space for student-faculty interaction, a benchmark for engaging students in educationally purposive activities. Our study finds a mismatch between the institutionally intended purpose of office hours and student perceptions of office hours. We examine student perceptions of office hours with results from a survey administered at a public research institution. We conclude that it is necessary for institutions--large public research institutions, particularly--to do more to demonstrate to students the value for interacting with faculty and to consistently support the development of relationships between undergraduates and those who teach them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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