0

In my course syllabus I have office hours. However, I am happy to answer student questions if we run into each other in the hall, or if they drop by my office when I am in. However, between switching offices in buildings and a slew of committee meetings I can't say (other than my office hours) exactly when and where I can be found.

I would like a succinct phrase that conveys that my office hours are "Mondays 9-12, Tuesday 2-5 and whenever you and I happen to run into each other and it's convenient for both us to chat and you have a question".

The phrase "Mondays 9-12, Tuesday 2-5 and whenever you can find me" suggests that I am playing hide and seek.

The phrase "Mondays 9-12, Tuesday 2-5 and by mutual convenience" doesn't quite sound right to me, and not very welcoming.

Suggestions?

  • '...and at other times as convenient'? – Kate Bunting Jan 12 at 9:06
  • You could add "If you meet me at other times, you are welcome to ask if I have time to talk" after the statement of office hours. – Stefan Jan 12 at 10:36
0

...Tuesday 2-5, or as able...Tuesday 2-5, or as we may meet.(either phrase implying that an acceptable alternative is to meet however we may happen to catch up with each other).

New contributor
The Laurel and the Swan is a new contributor to this site. Take care in asking for clarification, commenting, and answering. Check out our Code of Conduct.
  • Welcome to EL&U! Please include sources in your answer to improve its quality. – A Lambent Eye Jan 15 at 14:06

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.