Baylor University

2011_Imperative-1 Baylor will seek to maintain a culture that fosters a conversation about great ideas and the issues that confront humanity and how a Christian world-view interprets and affects them both. Critical to this learning community is the students' access to faculty. To increase interaction between professors and students, Baylor will seek to provide a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. To establish a common body of knowledge and academic experience, Baylor will cultivate the reading and discussion of the world's great texts. Since writing and speaking are pathways to critical thinking, Baylor will develop writing- and speaking-intensive courses to help students communicate with clarity, simplicity and grace.

Progress Summary

  1. Critical to this learning community is the students' access to faculty. To increase interaction between professors and students, Baylor will seek to provide a student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1.

    For all measures of class size, we have exceeded our 2012 goals. While we have made progress in lowering the student-faculty ratio, we will not meet our 2012 goal. The current ratio is 14.48-to-1.

  2. To establish a common body of knowledge and academic experience, Baylor will cultivate the reading and discussion of the world's great texts.

    We are making progress. The Great Texts Program has shown considerable growth since its initiation in 2002.

  3. Since writing and speaking are pathways to critical thinking, Baylor will develop writing- and speaking intensive courses to help students communicate with clarity, simplicity and grace.

    Assessment of seniors' writing and speaking abilities indicates competence in communication skills.
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