"The strongest correlation for well-being emerged from a series of questions delving into whether graduates felt emotionally supported at school by a professor or mentor. Those who did were three times as likely to report they thrived as adults." 1
We are not a large department at a research university or a school of engineering, and that's a good thing. Because our students are our only mission! And our size is ideal for a supportive community that is both focused and flexible.
1Based on a Gallup survey as reported in the Wall Street Journal online article "Elite Colleges Don't Buy Happiness for Graduates" by Douglas Belkin.