I usually check my email on the ipod while I'm still in bed, as part of the turning off the wake up alarm process. This morning, I checked it just before 6am, and found an email a student had sent at about 2am.
I think that's pretty much how student / faculty time works.
The only thing is, the student sent me an email before dawn on Monday, asking for a meeting early Monday, but not at one specific hour, and I'm guessing zie is not going to get back to me about which of the two time/places I can meet until after one of them has passed. I may be wrong; students often do with less sleep than I can, for sure.
But really, I don't feel too guilty since the student probably figured out the basics well before the predawn hours of Monday, and could have sent an email on Saturday sometime.
One amusing side-effect of students submitting their work online is that I get a time-stamp for all assignments. Suddenly the yawning face in my class makes sense when I see that they uploaded their paper at 4:37 in the morning. These were revelations we never had in the pre-digital world!ReplyDelete
Not me! I frequently send/return emails between 1 and 2 a.m. (though sometimes, if it's to a student or a class, I stop to consider whether I want them to see that I'm awake at that hour. . . and may decide to save it to send later).ReplyDelete
But I, too, basically think of these as student hours--which is why I'm always astonished when a (traditional-aged, childless) student mentions how hard night classes are for her, since she's normally asleep by 9.30, or that she goes running every morning at 6 a.m.
Yep, my schedule doesn't work for all faculty, nor does my student's work for all students.Delete