B. Interaction with Faculty.
- Describe how you achieve effective interaction between students and faculty or teaching assistants in lower division courses, particularly in large sections.
Our largest classroom will only hold fifty students so all classes are limited to that size. A few of the core classes fill to capacity but most of the lower division classes have enrollment in the 30s. Because of the low enrollment, faculty members are able to create a good relationship with the students while in the classes. In addition, faculty members are required to maintain posted office hours at least five hours each week. Most faculty members maintain servers in their offices and have their class information on web sites available to students. Students also rely heavily on e-mail to communicate with faculty.
- Describe how you achieve effective interaction between students and faculty in upper division courses. Give detailed explanation and/or documentation how you do this for sections with more than thirty students, if applicable.
Most of the upper division classes have enrollments in the 20s or lower. For the same reasons listed above, interaction between faculty and students at the upper division level is extensive.