Q: Say I like to offer individual meetings to students, and these students sign up happily for the appointments. Say that in the past these meetings have worked well. Then say my current classes are showing up about 60% of the time, leaving me staring at my office wall for 15 minute chunks of time? Is blowing up the campus an overreaction? One colleague suggested I give my students points for showing up! Has the world changed? Are we in end times? Should I give up on offering personal help?