The faculty of Southwestern are undoubtedly our most valuable resource.
As persons of learning, our faculty stand among the best in their profession (ninety-nine percent of tenured or tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their respective fields). As educators, Southwestern faculty excel at teaching in an intimate and engaged environment (our current student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1, with an average class size of 14 students). And as citizens of our community, Southwestern faculty bring a collaborative and personal approach to their work: our classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and collaborative research and publication with students is common.
- Student, professor planning summer trip to teach at a school in northern Vietnam