|1||Apr 19, 2013 9:42 AM||LSUA 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.|
|2||Apr 18, 2013 4:39 AM||maturity of students|
|3||Apr 16, 2013 8:49 AM||Faculty who are dedicated to helping students learn.|
|4||Apr 15, 2013 12:11 PM||Highly qualified and caring professors.|
|5||Apr 15, 2013 11:37 AM||Up 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.|
|6||Apr 15, 2013 11:31 AM||Faculty dedication to the students learning needs.
Small classroom size
One-on- one instruction to assist strudents|
|7||Apr 15, 2013 11:29 AM||LSUA is a student and faculty friendly school. The class sizes are relatively small which increases the student/instructor interactions.|
|8||Mar 24, 2013 4:42 PM||Many 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.|
|9||Mar 22, 2013 9:18 AM||Focus on the undergraduate, many faculty dedicated to seeing students successful
|10||Mar 22, 2013 6:45 AM||I think there is a campus desire to assist students|
|11||Mar 19, 2013 12:15 PM||Variety of methods and times in which coursework is offerred. Hands-on, interactive with students.|
|12||Mar 19, 2013 11:37 AM||strong undergraduate teaching|
|13||Mar 19, 2013 6:38 AM||Because we have a smaller student/faculty ratio, we are able to reach out to more students.|
|14||Mar 19, 2013 6:27 AM||Smaller class size|
|15||Mar 18, 2013 3:29 PM||small classrooms and personalized attention|
|16||Mar 17, 2013 6:44 PM||This is the definitive undergraduate campus. We all teach because we want to do so. We are able to provide individualized instruction if we choose.|
|17||Mar 16, 2013 11:15 AM||there is a very fine nurturering atmosphere here.|
|18||Mar 15, 2013 8:48 AM||very dedicated staff|
|19||Mar 14, 2013 8:01 PM||Dedicated faculty
Can receive tutoring|
|20||Mar 14, 2013 12:43 PM||Small classroom sizes and online offerings.|
|21||Mar 14, 2013 12:07 PM||Instructors are readily available to students. Good student/ teacher report often leads to better grades.|
|22||Mar 14, 2013 11:45 AM||Facilities available, dedicated faculty (for the most part), small classes, support services available IF they know about them.|
|23||Mar 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|
|24||Mar 14, 2013 8:31 AM||Anything 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.|
|25||Mar 14, 2013 8:19 AM||The faculty teach their classes and have one on one relationships with students.|
|26||Mar 14, 2013 7:58 AM||One-on-one attention students get from instructors|
|27||Mar 14, 2013 7:38 AM||Favorable student to faculty ratio
Relatively inexpensive tuition
Dedicated and quality faculty|
|28||Mar 14, 2013 7:32 AM||the focus on undergraduate instruction|
|29||Mar 14, 2013 6:55 AM||Our 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 movement toward student-centered learning.
Our honest attempts at outcomes assessment.|
|30||Mar 14, 2013 6:22 AM||The 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.|
|31||Mar 13, 2013 10:22 AM||I believe we have the most committed faculty that are concerned and focused on student learning.|
|32||Mar 13, 2013 10:20 AM||We 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|
|33||Mar 13, 2013 9:10 AM||New facilities like MPAC building.|
|34||Mar 13, 2013 8:22 AM||Dedicated, poorly-paid faculty|
|35||Mar 13, 2013 6:53 AM||Quality faculty, smaller enrollment in classrooms, attractive classrooms, strong IET|
|36||Mar 12, 2013 6:56 PM||Faculty who stay current with the curriculum. Small class sizes.|
|37||Mar 12, 2013 6:41 PM||They 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.|
|38||Mar 12, 2013 4:56 PM||Local community college.
|39||Mar 12, 2013 3:40 PM||Low faculty to student ratio.|
|40||Mar 12, 2013 2:34 PM||Small 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.|
|41||Mar 12, 2013 2:23 PM||Good personal attention to students, dedicated teachers, good use of technology, good facilities in MPAC|
|42||Mar 12, 2013 2:18 PM||Dedication of the faculty and staff.|
|43||Mar 12, 2013 1:58 PM||small class sizes|
|44||Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PM||A good student to faculty ratio and small, interconnected departments are some of our greatest strengths.|
|45||Mar 12, 2013 1:51 PM||The strength of our faculty in the various disciplines.|
|46||Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PM||The majority of faculty care about students and their growth.|
|47||Mar 12, 2013 1:46 PM||LSUA 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.|
|48||Mar 12, 2013 1:44 PM||Small class sizes
Direct contact with instructors and professors|
|49||Mar 12, 2013 1:42 PM||small classroom size
|50||Mar 12, 2013 1:34 PM||Outstanding faculty and support personnel
Online access to Moodle
Online access to authoritative information resources|
|51||Mar 12, 2013 1:27 PM||We 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.|
|52||Mar 12, 2013 1:25 PM||1. Small campus and individual contact
2. Many available resources.
3. Strong experienced faculty|
|53||Mar 12, 2013 1:23 PM||Strenghts:
Desire to assist students
Support from the community
WE NEED MORE SPORTS and Student Activites.|
|54||Mar 12, 2013 1:22 PM||Small class sizes and opportunities for interactions with faculty|
|55||Mar 12, 2013 1:21 PM||Faculty members' close involvement with students--promoting their participation in research and professional presentations, for example.
Faculty rapport with students.|