"Reward those who come with points. Make the visit worth something; those who use this approach recommend just a small amount of points. You also could reward with food—fruit, protein bars, or a less nutritious, but likely more popular, option like candy. We give our beagle a treat if, at bedtime, she goes outside and does her business in a timely manner. Does she need a treat to hurry her back inside when it's 10 degrees? Probably not. It's not quite the same, but do points reinforce the belief that every educational activity must include them?"
The concept of rewarding students to take advantage of meeting with a professor is simply beyond the pale. Perhaps I should reward them for turning in work on time or coming to class or any number of tasks that are EXPECTED? And the analogy to a beagle is, quite frankly, offensive.
When I had FTF classes, I did not have to wheedle students to come and talk to me during office hours. They came as they needed advice, answers, etc. And I often had office hours right before and immediately after classes as well to make hours convenient.
Extrinsic motivation does not automatically transform into intrinsic motivation. If I read for points, what happens when the points are removed form the equation? If I come to a meeting for points, will I still attend when there are no incentives? When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?