Baylor We Are: Student-Focused
Think back over your Baylor experience; chances are that a professor who made time for you played a key part in helping you along the way.
For generations, Baylor has been known as a place where students are names and faces, not numbers, and where most classes are taught by professors with experience, not TA’s or grad assistants. University leaders have long recognized that accessibility to professors — in the classroom and through open office hours — is an important part of the education experience.
Toward that end, over the past decade, Baylor has endeavored to improve its already small classes. Since 2002, the student-faculty ratio has shrunk from 18-to-1 to 14-to-1. Even when you factor in introductory courses in core subjects, less than 9% of undergraduate classes have 50-plus students; in fact, nearly 50% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students.
“Establishing an environment where learning can flourish” was a key component of Vision 2012, and “further enhanc[ing] engagement between students and faculty” is a part of the draft strategic plan as well. Past, present and future, Baylor students have had, currently enjoy, and will continue to build relationships with their professors like few of their peers at other schools.
Sic ’em, Baylor profs!
Previously on Baylor Proud:
* Nation’s largest award for top teaching brings Michigan professor to Baylor (Jan. 2012)
* Bears take to Twitter to honor favorite Baylor profs during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2011)
* Baylor resources and professors the keys for University Scholar’s early success in academia (Feb. 2011)
* What do students have to say about Baylor? (June 2009)
* More faculty moving onto campus to increase interaction with students (May 2008)