Mursalata Muhammad

Professor
Mursalata Muhammad
(616) 234-4950
506 College Park Plaza (CPP)

2018 - 2019 Teaching Schedule

  • Fall - EN101: English Composition I
  • Winter - EN 101: English Composition I

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (In-person on-campus, Google Hangouts and phone only)
  • Wednesdays, 9 PM - 11:30 PM (Google Hangouts and phone only)

MOST EFFECTIVE contact methods

  1. Office hours - come in person, call, Google Hangouts.
  2. Appointments - make them when you want additional help or if office hours don't work with your schedule.
  3. Phone calls - BECAUSE I'm old school; I still talk to folk on the phone. Unlike email, phone calls give us access to two-way, real-time conversation, which reduces misunderstanding and confusion. It's like magic, except it's real.

LEAST EFFECTIVE contact method - Email and HERE IS WHY...

  1. Email is a false god - it leads us to believe that hitting the "Send" button means we've communicated with someone, BUT, REALLY, ALL WE DID WAS PRESS A BUTTON.
  2. Nothing happens with an email (or any other "instant messaging" choice) even if you get a sign that the message was "opened" - which doesn't mean it was read.
  3. Until someone reads what we sent, thinks about it, decides to respond, finds time to respond, and actually responds...nothing has been communicated.

      Summum bonum/Ubuntu