248 Marist Hall
1. The first time you send me an email, I may take as long as take a week (or more) to respond.
2. Once your
email address is in my contact list, you can typically expect a
response within a day or two. If you need a quicker or more interactive
response, look for me on Google Chat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call my
mobile phone (301-755-7982).
4. During the summer months, I focus on research. I respond when I am able, but it may take longer than usual.
Email is a powerful tool. I couldn't do my work without it. Sometimes I can't do my work because of it. (Has this ever happened to you?) I implemented this policy to balance the need to be responsive to colleagues and studentsand get my work done, while minimizing the amount of spam I have to view. I am also trying to diligently check email only at certain points in the day. It is a work in progress, and I would appreciate suggestions.
Other Email Policies
Here are examples of how other people have addressed the amount email and spam they receive: