Student Conferences

For several of my classes I have set up individual student conferences. I have scheduled additional work time to meet with these students, so that we can have one-on-one time to talk about what they need to work on the most.

This adds several hours to my week’s work. Sometimes it adds as much as an additional ten hours, which can make my hours hit 65.

Then, after I come in early, having left my familial obligations hanging, student after student fails to show for their conference time.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to encourage students to show up? I can make the scheduled for class meetings a grade, but what do I do about the “Yes, I will come in at 7:30 to meet with you since I am booked and you need help” no shows?

Any ideas?

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