By: Patrick Cafferty
Here’s a detailed description of how I promoted student engagement in the online environment using an alternative form of office hour called the Artistic Office Hour. During the Artistic Office Hour, students and I met weekly using videoconferencing software to color illustrations from discipline-specific coloring books or work on personal art projects, relax, and chat. Like my traditional office hours, the Artistic Office Hour was held outside of synchronous class-time and participation was completely voluntary. The Artistic Office Hour was enthusiastically received by students and promoted personal interactions among participants.
Cafferty, P. (2021) Quick Fix: The Artistic Office Hour Promotes Personal Student-Faculty Interactions, College Teaching, DOI: 10.1080/87567555.2021.1952401