It's best to get in touch with me by email. I should be pretty responsive that way. Please use the following address rather than my university account. I set this up to use exclusively for teaching.
prof dot arvan at gmail dot com.
If you want an appointment outside of the class meeting time:
I am happy to do that but will need to accommodate my other teaching (Econ 302) and some non-university obligations. In your email message please suggest both the subject of what you'd like to discuss and a couple of possible times when you are available. We'll go from there.
I started at Illinois in fall 1980 as a junior faculty member, worked here for 30 years in various capacities, and retired starting August 2010. For the first fifteen years or so, I found truth (this was my research) by staring at equations and diagrams written on yellow ruled pads. Thereafter I had a change in career path and embraced learning technology, first as a practitioner, then as an administrator. For a while I was the main ed tech guy for the Campus. Subsequent to that I was the Associate Dean for eLearning in the College of Business. I view retirement as a next phase in my work life, where I can try new things and test out some of my ideas. This course represents one step in that direction.
My main ed tech blog: Lanny on Learning Technology
A book in process on my views about teaching and learning: Guessing Games