I’m beginning to realize after over four weeks of online teaching and advising that one of my expectations was totally wrong. I thought students/advisees would appear frequently during weekly check-ins because they’d be craving social interaction. I was wrong.
I guess summer break should’ve been my precedent. Students disappear once they can disappear. I’m sure some of my colleagues are seeing their students more, especially if they teach topics where their students need to ask a lot of questions (see: math). My classes are not those types of class. The instructions are straightforward. The method is familiar. Most students are getting their work done with ease.