Meetings & Appointments
During each semester during the academic year, I offer time approximately 12.5% of my work time for face–to–face and online meetings for Penn State students during Fall Semester and 27.5% during Spring Semester. Because I have a 36-week appointment to Penn State (Fall and Spring), I am typically not available for appointments during Summer Session.
I hold structured meetings with any Penn State students and others. Schedule a structured meeting by completing a form available at http://Passmore-Appointments.notlong.com. I do not use Penn State's enterprise product, Starfish, to establish and maintain appointments for any students.
I conduct mostly weekly informal group meetings online with my current advisees during Fall Semester and Spring Semester. Specific dates and details about the online location of meetings are provided on my calendar under the headline, online advising meeting.
305D J. Orvis Keller Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1303 USA.
Identification & Directions
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► walking map from Keller Building elevator portal on 3rd floor of J. Orvis Keller Building on the University Park Campus of Penn State to my office door at Room 305D Keller.
firstname.lastname@example.org (view information about e–mail handling at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/email_handling.txt).
1.814.863.2583 (Fax service not available).
Meetings with me can occur online through an online videoconferencing service licensed to me personally and available at https://zoom.us/j/271563624, which is accessible through computers running Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems or on devices operating on iOS or Android. You receive a password for connection to an online meeting for which a password is established when the meeting is scheduled (not all online meetings are passworded).
Public Slide Decks
Some of my public slide decks are available at SlideShare.net.
Cloud-Based Collaboration with My Advisees
I maintain an invitation-only, free Slack “team” called Passmore Advisees at https://passmoreadvisees.slack.com for communication and collaboration with and among Penn State students who are my master’s degree advisees, temporary advisees, or students whose doctoral committees I chair. This Slack team supports persistent chat rooms organized by topic pertinent to my advisees, as well as private groups and direct messaging. All content posted to Passmore Advisees is searchable, including files, conversations, and people, and the site integrates with third-party services such as Zoom online videoconferencing.
If You Are a Penn State Student Who Wishes Me to Recommend You....
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 affords students the right to control the release of information from their education records. FERPA requires the University to collect a student’s written consent before disclosing any information from the student’s education record to any third party.
If you wish me to recommend you for employment or refer you for other reasons, you must request in writing from me a reference so that an audit trail is constructed of your request and consent. If I do not receive your written request consent, then I am limited to providing only Penn State directory information about you.
Complete a Penn State Request for Letter of Recommendation form and submit it to me as an e–mail attachment. Complete a separate form for each request.
I do not write generic letters of recommendation, so send to me an official description of the opportunity for which I am recommending you. Also, send me a copy of your latest CV for my reference as I write a recommendation. My recommendations are sent as Adobe PDF files to the organization to which I am recommending you, not to you. You must indicate to the organization requiring my recommendation whether you wish to view my recommendation.