By Tara Schmidt
Class of 2012
SPOKANE, Wash. – We Gonzaga University students are treated to intimately small classes that allow us to know our professors on a
personal level. Classes at Gonzaga average 23 students, and the faculty-to-student ratio is 11-1.
Classmate Catherine Van and I asked other Zags what their favorite class has been and what made it so special. Their responses are in the video at the end of this story. Invariably, students credit faculty for making their favorite course so enjoyable. Students also praise teachers for making learning a reciprocal experience, and give high marks to instructors who make their lessons applicable beyond the classroom.
Clearly, Gonzaga students have much love and appreciation for faculty. We believe this is because Gonzaga hires special teachers with a gift for making learning feel indispensible.
We invite alumni and GU students to share your stories about your favorite class and what made it so. E-mail your contributions and a photo of yourself to Gonzaga News Service. Comments will be added to this story at news.gonzaga.edu. All comments subject to editing. Video by Tara Schmidt and Catherine Van (’12).