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What do you consider to be LSUA’s strengths that positively impact student learning?
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1Apr 19, 2013 9:42 AMLSUA is a relatively small campus. This allows for a meaningful interaction between the student body and faculty. Compared to surrounding schools LSUA is a real bargain. If the university raises tuition too high it risks pricing itself out of the market. LONI has resulted in a significant improvement in LSUA technology infrastructure. Congratulations to the administration and IT team for completing this project.
2Apr 18, 2013 4:39 AMmaturity of students
3Apr 16, 2013 8:49 AMFaculty who are dedicated to helping students learn.
4Apr 15, 2013 12:11 PMHighly qualified and caring professors.
5Apr 15, 2013 11:37 AMUp until now, the low student-teacher ratio. This enabled faculty to get to know the students and visa versa, so that students are not "just a number" to the faculty teaching them. Also, up until now, the focus of LSUA has been on teaching. We don't have a lot of graduate students doing the teacher's work. The students get the benefits of teaching experience.
6Apr 15, 2013 11:31 AMFaculty dedication to the students learning needs. Small classroom size One-on- one instruction to assist strudents
7Apr 15, 2013 11:29 AMLSUA is a student and faculty friendly school. The class sizes are relatively small which increases the student/instructor interactions.
8Mar 24, 2013 4:42 PMMany faculty are very dedicated, very concerned about student learning, and really try their best to facilitate student learning. In general, staff are caring and the environment at LSUA is conducive to helping students overcome things that may be hindering learning. The size of LSUA is a plus. It is possible for students to connect with faculty, staff, and other students here in a personal way and to not be lost in the crowd.
9Mar 22, 2013 9:18 AMFocus on the undergraduate, many faculty dedicated to seeing students successful Good facilities,
10Mar 22, 2013 6:45 AMI think there is a campus desire to assist students
11Mar 19, 2013 12:15 PMVariety of methods and times in which coursework is offerred. Hands-on, interactive with students.
12Mar 19, 2013 11:37 AMstrong undergraduate teaching
13Mar 19, 2013 6:38 AMBecause we have a smaller student/faculty ratio, we are able to reach out to more students.
14Mar 19, 2013 6:27 AMSmaller class size
15Mar 18, 2013 3:29 PMsmall classrooms and personalized attention
16Mar 17, 2013 6:44 PMThis is the definitive undergraduate campus. We all teach because we want to do so. We are able to provide individualized instruction if we choose.
17Mar 16, 2013 11:15 AMthere is a very fine nurturering atmosphere here.
18Mar 15, 2013 8:48 AMvery dedicated staff
19Mar 14, 2013 8:01 PMDedicated faculty Student services Can receive tutoring
20Mar 14, 2013 12:43 PMSmall classroom sizes and online offerings.
21Mar 14, 2013 12:07 PMInstructors are readily available to students. Good student/ teacher report often leads to better grades.
22Mar 14, 2013 11:45 AMFacilities available, dedicated faculty (for the most part), small classes, support services available IF they know about them.
23Mar 14, 2013 9:41 AM* Relatively small class sizes * Student housing - the oaks * Students in different departments form close-knit groups that study and learn about their field together * Every building is in walking distance * This is not a party school - fewer distractions; however, this may also mean fewer students, since many want some "life" close to school
24Mar 14, 2013 8:31 AMAnything not identified as a weakness. Faculty are a strength, however because of the budget cuts over the past years, good faculty have left the university and they haven't been replaced. Since the QEP should be focused on student learning it is hard to argue that hiring of new faculty should be part of the QEP, however there could be a part towards establishing connections with Baton Rouge, as the restructuring will do anyway, to allow students to take courses not offered at LSUA. In other words opening up access to additional faculty without actually hiring anyone locally. Tieing the QEP into the LSU restructuring program does make sense. It would give faculty more of an impetus to understand the restructuring program and how we can take an active role in making it work out for the best here at LSUA.
25Mar 14, 2013 8:19 AMThe faculty teach their classes and have one on one relationships with students.
26Mar 14, 2013 7:58 AMOne-on-one attention students get from instructors
27Mar 14, 2013 7:38 AMFavorable student to faculty ratio Relatively inexpensive tuition Dedicated and quality faculty
28Mar 14, 2013 7:32 AMthe focus on undergraduate instruction
29Mar 14, 2013 6:55 AMOur strength lies in the faculty and their professionalism. Our students interact with people who have doctoral degrees not people who are working on doctoral degrees. Our accessibility to people in the area. Our low cost. We are less expensive to operate than the new junior colleges. Our MPAC building. Our efforts to build town and gown relations--Cavanaugh Lectures Alexandria Quiz Bowl. Our museum. Our movement toward student-centered learning. Our honest attempts at outcomes assessment.
30Mar 14, 2013 6:22 AMThe faculty care about the students and actively seek to make learning fun and meaningful - across the campus. The faculty and staff are great about calling one another about a student to either get the student help or just lend support.
31Mar 13, 2013 10:22 AMI believe we have the most committed faculty that are concerned and focused on student learning.
32Mar 13, 2013 10:20 AMWe have the low student to teacher ratio and a really incredibly caring and dedicated faculty and staff. We can implement strategies to reach our students. The difference in our collegial environment can help students succeed here where they may have been lost to a larger school. A faculty that is willing to accept change and move in a new direction is also a strength for LSUA
33Mar 13, 2013 9:10 AMNew facilities like MPAC building.
34Mar 13, 2013 8:22 AMDedicated, poorly-paid faculty
35Mar 13, 2013 6:53 AMQuality faculty, smaller enrollment in classrooms, attractive classrooms, strong IET
36Mar 12, 2013 6:56 PMFaculty who stay current with the curriculum. Small class sizes.
37Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PMThey are able to get help directly from many (but not all) instructors. They can interrupt most classes and ask questions when they don't understand. It is quite sad that this is not the case in ALL classes since this is the one excellent quality that this campus can offer that larger universities do not. Additionally, students know each other well and help each other all the time. Our SI program is taking advantage of that situation here. Not only do our SI's hold their regularly schedule sessions and tutoring times, but they are helping students when walking across campus, when bumping into them at Subway, etc.
38Mar 12, 2013 4:56 PMLocal community college. Small classes.
39Mar 12, 2013 3:40 PMLow faculty to student ratio.
40Mar 12, 2013 2:34 PMSmall school with a small number of students and faculty who maintain professional personal relationships with one another and ollegial relationships amoung faculty from different departments are strengths of this campus.
41Mar 12, 2013 2:23 PMGood personal attention to students, dedicated teachers, good use of technology, good facilities in MPAC
42Mar 12, 2013 2:18 PMDedication of the faculty and staff.
43Mar 12, 2013 1:58 PMsmall class sizes
44Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PMA good student to faculty ratio and small, interconnected departments are some of our greatest strengths.
45Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PMThe strength of our faculty in the various disciplines.
46Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMThe majority of faculty care about students and their growth.
47Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PMLSUA provides tutoring in math, biology, and writing. In education, workshops and one-on-one tutoring are provided for passing required national exams. Potentially, small classes can have a positive impact on learning as well.
48Mar 12, 2013 1:44 PMSmall class sizes Direct contact with instructors and professors
49Mar 12, 2013 1:42 PMsmall classroom size IET services
50Mar 12, 2013 1:34 PMOutstanding faculty and support personnel Online access to Moodle Online access to authoritative information resources
51Mar 12, 2013 1:27 PMWe have supplemental instruction, a Writing Center, an Advising Center that are positive elements for learning. I think that the small class sizes also helps, particularly in the Gen Ed skills-based classes.
52Mar 12, 2013 1:25 PM1. Small campus and individual contact 2. Many available resources. 3. Strong experienced faculty
53Mar 12, 2013 1:23 PMStrenghts: Location Faculty Students Housing Desire to assist students Historical background Support from the community WE NEED MORE SPORTS and Student Activites.
54Mar 12, 2013 1:22 PMSmall class sizes and opportunities for interactions with faculty
55Mar 12, 2013 1:21 PMFaculty members' close involvement with students--promoting their participation in research and professional presentations, for example. Faculty rapport with students.