<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html><head><title>Office Hours</title></head><body text="#000080"><div style="text-align: center;"><big><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span><font style="font-weight: bold;" size="4"><big>Office Hours &amp; Contact Information</big></font></big></div><center><h2><b> </b> </h2> </center><blockquote> <p> <b> <u>Office:</u> </b>Palenske 224<br><b> <u>Phone:</u> </b>(517) 629-0826<br><b> <u>Email:</u> </b><a href="mailto:dmason@albion.edu">dmason@albion.edu</a> </p> <p> <b> <u>Office Hours:</u> </b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <ul> <li>M - R : 10:30AM - 11:30AM</li><li>MW : 01:00PM - 02:00PM</li> </ul> </blockquote> <p>This constitutes a total six office hours/week.&nbsp;&nbsp; You should feel free to drop by <b>anytime</b> I am around if you have a question - unless I am in the middle of something, I am happy to stop and help.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; However, during the specific hours listed above I can <b>guarantee</b> that I will be in my office and available.</p><p style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;">ADVICE TO SUCCESSFUL OFFICE HOUR VISITS</p><ul><li>Office hours<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>are a place to gain<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>hints</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>on how to think or progress forward through the process of solving a problem or understanding a concept from class.&nbsp; It is<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>not</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>a place where you should expect a solution to be laid out for you.&nbsp; Typically on your first visit regarding a problem, I will give a small hint designed to move you in the right direction.&nbsp; Subsequent visits to my office during which you demonstrate that you have given some thought to the prior hint will lead to more extensive hints. <br> </li></ul><ul><li>Office hours are an interactive experience where I ask you questions to figure out what you know, where you are stuck, and how best to help you. &nbsp;Don't be surprised if the first question I ask is to "see your work" or to have you lay out on the board "how far you have progressed". &nbsp;</li></ul> </blockquote></body></html>