at University of Illinois at Chicago
Chris Bass is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Illinois Chicago. He has taught English and Executive Functioning Skills in both Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago suburbs. His research interests include Disability Studies, Literacy Studies, and English Education. At UIC, he has taught courses in both the first year writing program and the English Education program.
Office hours can feel long, laborious, and lonely when no one shows up, especially in the beginning of a semester. One way I've found to increase my students' use of office hours is to challenge them to meet with me.