|Our size in many
ways is a distinct advantage. The vast
number of fields covered by our faculty, make it possible for students to
choose from literally hundreds of majors and thousands of classes. These choices allow each student to pursue
a tailor-made education, geared specifically and individually to their
interests and goals, with no two undergraduate careers being exactly alike.
|Being a research
university, we have a team of people available to teach: ladder faculty who
bring their research into the classroom; lecturers who are dedicated to the
art of teaching and oversee much of the basic skill-building courses, such as
writing; graduate students who help our faculty deliver the curriculum while
learning the teaching profession themselves; and others, such as clinical
faculty, who teach specialized courses.
|Campuses provide a
vast array of course types. Large
lecture courses – often taught by our most gifted faculty -- are supplemented
by smaller discussion sections.
Undergraduates also enroll in many medium-sized and small classes,
with formats that engage student participation: seminars, independent study, research
courses, field studies, to name just a few.
The wealth of different instructional approaches that our faculty
employ go well beyond the one-size-fits-all lecture format, challenging
students to become increasingly independent masters of their own education.