0. I find that it takes an awful lot of time just to schedule an appointment. This is partly because I work like a maker but have to schedule like a manager. In addition, many people send unclear, underspecified, or even just incorrect appointment scheduling requests. I therefore suggest starting the conversation with email. Many things are quite easy to take care of that way, and proceed a lot quicker.

Otherwise, to schedule an in-person meeting:

1. Make sure I'm in town. [show/hide]

2. Check my general week schedule.

Available Maybe Available Depends on Schedule Unavailable

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
0900-0930 0190 research 0190 research 0190
1000-1030 class prep class prep class prep
1100-1130 1730 1730 1730
1200-1230 lunch fac mtg lunch lunch sysread
1230-1300 office hours
(if in town)
1300-1330 research research research
after 1330 only in highly exceptional situations;
I prefer to be out and work later at night

3. Make sure I'm free on a specific day.

To request a meeting, view my calendar below. As you do:

(Don't blame me, blame Google.)


4. Pick a time.

As you pick slots from my calendar, please try to avoid picking on days that are otherwise blank, and please try to be adjacent to existing meetings. The cost of recovering one's attention after stepping away from a task is very high, so I like to preserve contiguous slots.

It helps if you can suggest more than one date and time, because I may have constraints not publicly visible in my calendar. Otherwise, we may need multiple rounds of email to schedule.

5. Send me Email.