SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3C.2: Campus Supports Interaction of Students and Faculty

The ways that students come into person-to-person contact with faculty both inside and outside of the classroom may play an important role in a student’s learning experience. Creating opportunities for students to meet, interact, and take on projects with other students around shared interests is also an important charge for the college, especially given the rural location of the campus.

Student Interaction

Like all community colleges, Sauk has many students who desire only to come to class, master the required outcomes, and return home. But many Sauk students look to the college to provide an environment that supports and respects their personal and social interests. To that end, various activities serve the diverse student population:

The campus provides places where students can gather. The cafeteria is a popular gathering place and has been furnished with a ping pong table for student use. The LAC encourages students to bring study groups into its casual study setting. Informal seating and study areas are scattered throughout the building. Creating additional student gathering space is one of the aims of the 2010 Facilities Master Plan.

Interaction with Faculty

The importance of student access to faculty cannot be overstated, and Sauk addresses that principle in several important ways: