Lander Viewbook 2012
Lander's main admissions brochure.
Dr. Jonathan Bassett Associate Professor of Psychology One of Lander’s greatest strengths is its engaged and passionate faculty who are excellent teachers committed to the success of their students. Our small class sizes and friendly atmosphere foster one-on-one educational interactions between faculty and students in the classroom and beyond. As a professor in Lander’s Department of Psychological Science, one of my goals is to help students realize that education is a transformative process of learning how to find, evaluate and produce new information. They are encouraged to work with faculty members outside of class to develop, implement and present novel empirical research. Many students who take advantage of this opportunity present the results of their research at regional and national professional conferences. This hands-on research experience is great preparation for graduate school and gives our students abilities that employers value such as critical thinking, communication skills and an appreciation for data-driven decisions. 2 This is Lander, where professors know your name. What makes Lander the right choice? A Helping Hand on the Journey Small class sizes, personal attention from experienced professors, unique opportunities in and outside the classroom – it’s all part of what makes Lander the right choice for you! Our curriculum, with more than 60 areas of undergraduate study, encourages students to explore the arts, humanities, science and mathematics, allowing you to discover areas that capture your imagination and challenge your mind. With an average class size of 22 that provides for oneon-one interaction between students and professors, Lander offers everything you would expect from a public school, including price, but with a private-school atmosphere. The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides peer tutoring, academic advising and intervention programs, one-on-one mentoring, study skills classes, transition programs for incoming freshmen and advisement/registration assistance to incoming and future transfer students. Additionally, the ASC offers placement and CLEP testing and preparation for PRAXIS exams for education majors. The ASC also coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities in conjunction with the Wellness Center. Staying Connected Lander provides a 24-hour certified police force to protect those on campus and enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Lander rules and regulations. Officers work diligently to develop partnerships with students, faculty and staff in an effort to increase awareness and a positive exchange of information. Emergency speaker telephones, wired with buttons that instantly connect students with University Police, are found throughout campus. Each residence hall is equipped with locks that allow entrance to be restricted and monitored. At Lander, students are constantly connected to the outside world. A wireless campus allows you to stay on the go as you study for class, check your e-mail, stay in touch with family and friends, and keep up to date on world events. All residence halls have wireless Internet access, and each student receives a free Web-based e-mail account. Numerous “smart classrooms” throughout campus allow students to bring their laptops to class for in-depth study and discussion with their professors. Your Safety is our Priority