Teaching FAQ

I’ve got a question…

Great! I love questions. Questions are what starts the academic process inside and outside the classroom. Bring ’em on!

All right, but how can I contact you to ask questions?

If you’re taking one of my classes, the best thing to do is to ask in class, because if you have a question chances are someone else has that question, too.

Outside of class, I’d love to have a conversation with you. There are many ways to do that. You could call me (207-621-3190), send me an email (james.m.cook@maine.edu — I always try to respond within 24 hours), or message me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JamesCookUMA).

If you’d like to meet in person, come by my Office Hours. In the Fall of 2014, they are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45 AM to 2:45 PM in Jewett Hall 120 on the UMA Augusta campus.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit you during Office Hours?

Absolutely not! Just drop by.

What if I want to meet with you in person outside of Office Hours?

I’d love to meet with you and discuss our class. Get in touch with me (see above) and suggest a time for an appointment.

Where can I find information about assignments, readings, and policies for the class I’m taking with you?

For every class, these are contained in our syllabus. You can find your class syllabus by logging into Blackboard (through courses.maine.edu), navigating to our course’s Blackboard page, and clicking the “Syllabus” link on the left-hand side of our page.

How can I keep up to date with class announcements?

If I make announcements in class, I’ll do so in bold fashion, written on the board with spoken mention too; these are your responsibility to note and keep track of. If I need to make an announcement outside of class, I’ll do so in two ways. First, I’ll post an announcement to our course Blackboard page. Second, I’ll send an e-mail message to your official maine.edu e-mail account (be sure to check that account regularly).

I missed class. Can you repeat the material?

Unfortunately not — that would simply take too much time. This is why coming to class is vitally important for your success. I suggest you get in touch with a fellow member of class and see if they have some notes they might want to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *