That’s one sure way to get students to show up.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: I got roped into co-writing a grant proposal for a project I'm not interested in. How am I going to do this research for the next few years if we win the grant?
Once upon a time, it made sense to ensure that professors would be around to answer students’ off-the-cuff queries. Then someone invented email.
Institutions and departments have all kinds of different policies on whether contingent faculty have to hold office hours—and whether they're compensated for doing so.