Research, availability to students, and emphasis on collaborative learning lead to stellar ranking
by Michelle Bartonico ’08
Only some schools can achieve what others seek to accomplish. Trinity University is taking its commitment to teaching and scholarship to the next level. Consistently recognized as a top school for undergraduate teaching, Trinity University is now among the best in the nation in combining scholarly research with classroom instruction.
In the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking, Trinity University was a standout. The University ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in the "Top Faculties" category. This category looked at faculty research productivity and student evaluations of faculty accessibility more specifically by assessing the number of research papers per faculty member and asking students to rate how accessible their professors were to them and to what extent the school provided them with opportunities for collaborative learning.
"Since I arrived at Trinity, I have been impressed by the faculty. Their commitment to our students drives their teaching. Their commitment to knowledge drives their research," said Trinity President Danny Anderson. "Our faculty link teaching and research in deep, meaningful ways. As a result, Trinity students become active, original thinkers."
In addition to ranking in the "Top Faculties" category, Trinity ranked No. 72, out of more than 1,000 overall and No. 3 in Texas. This WSJ ranking considered student outcomes, resources, student engagement, and learning environment.
As a reflection of its commitment to learning, Trinity University will release its first-ever publication featuring the scholarly and creative works of faculty and staff at Trinity. IMPACT magazine is expected to hit coffee tables and be available online in October 2016.
At Trinity University, we create connections—in research laboratories and fine arts studios, through student involvement and residential life, and through the strength of our Tiger network. Our Pathways curriculum blends the liberal arts and sciences with business and pre-professional programs, enriching our writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills. We answer questions and question answers. We push boundaries and have fun along the way. Located in San Antonio, Texas, we equip 2,400 students through experiential learning, undergraduate research, and international engagement, arming them to be global stewards for change. We are confident. We are curious. We are catalysts. And we are Tigers.
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Michelle Bartonico ’08 is director of University Marketing and Communications. You can follow her @mlbarto.