W247 Kingsbury Hall
|Office Hours:||Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM|
During the semester, I tend to be in my office several hours per week. However, my schedule tends to vary with my responsibilities.
You are welcome to stop by my office any time you wish. The only time you can be sure to find me there, however, is during the posted office hours mentioned above. While you are also welcome to stop by at other times, I’d encourage you to either make an appointment or call to make sure I’m in the office before you make the trip.
When making an appointment by e-mail, send me a message indicating what times suit your schedule and what you would like to discuss. I’ll get back to you with whatever time best suits my schedule.
To contact me with questions or matters that do not warrant seeing me in person, I encourage you to use e-mail rather than the phone. If I am in my office, I generally answer my phone; and if I am not there, I have voice mail. However, I check my e-mail much more frequently than I check my voice mail. If I am in my office, I typically monitor my e-mail just as I would the phone. In addition, I commonly check my e-mail from outside the office, including nights, weekends, and breaks. Therefore, it is quite often the case that you will get a quicker response from me by e-mail than you would if you were to leave me a voice mail message.
I have also established this course within the Piazza web site. This is an interactive Q&A web site that you can use to ask non-private questions concerning the class, either identified or anonymously. I will try to monitor this site as frequently as I do my e-mail, but it my responses may not always be instantaneous. Continue to send private questions to me via e-mail, but post questions to Piazza when you feel other students may either be able to provide the answer or would benefit from learning the answer. You are encouraged to ask questions when you're struggling to understand a concept, but please refrain from posting entire files. It is fine if you wish to post a few lines of code on which you have a specific question or to illustrate a point, but posting entire files may tempt others to “borrow” more of your work than they are entitled to. If you see a posted question to which you have something to add, feel free to jump into the discussion.