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campus experience T he campus experience is a major strength of an SMU education, supporting academic endeavors and fostering a sense of community and pride. Campus activities provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, serve the community, encounter a diversity of perspectives and develop as responsible citizens. In 2012–13 SMU offered a broad range of extracurricular programs and added new facilities to enhance the unique campus that is a special part of the SMU experience. {  New student living-and-learning model includes faculty in residence SMU’s new Residential Commons concept embodies a new model in student living and learning that will enrich the campus experience. The new model, which is being incorporated into residence halls campuswide, provides an integrated academic and residential experience that includes faculty in residence, who have offices and teach classes in the halls. (Left) Ann Batenburg, clinical assistant professor in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, photographed in her apartment in Virginia-Snider Hall, is one of 11 chosen as resident faculty. SMU 2012–13 ANNUAL REPORT | 31

SMU Annual Report 2012-13

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