“Developing and refining curricula in the natural and social sciences are ongoing tasks. Liberal arts are a fluid process, just as life and business are fluid. We want to give our students a solid foundation of knowledge and experience that serves them well by expanding their minds while they are in school, as well as prepares them to be successful in their lives and careers after college."
“This is especially important for the commuter and nontraditional students who attend Texas Wesleyan. They return to school or start attending after being in the workplace for several years because they want an opportunity to advance their lives and careers by earning a higher degree. For careers such as paralegal, for example, an associate’s degree will get you a job, but a bachelor’s degree will break the glass ceiling.”
“We want to ensure that our students’ education has depth and breadth. It is important that they get a broad education so that they have the flexibility to apply their education and their minds in whatever field or endeavor they wish. It is equally important that they have the depth of knowledge and experience in an area of specialty or a subject of special interest."
“That is the advantage of a school of Texas Wesleyan’s size. Our student-to-teacher ratio makes it possible to provide quality attention to each of the students. In almost every case, the professor deals directly with the student to understand the areas that he or she is interested in and wants to pursue. Then they can make recommendations for the type of coursework that that student should pursue so that their academics cater to their interests. In effect, they map out a career path and a life path that is unique to each student.”
“We have designed the social and natural sciences courses to stress interdisciplinary learning. Students are exposed to subject matter as it relates to other disciplines. For example, we want to get biology and chemistry out of the silo and show students how closely they interact and are interdependent. It’s that way with most of our subjects. We structure our classes and special interest groups to help students realize the inter-connectivity of many subjects. That’s why organizations built around special interests — Moot Court, honor societies, the Model Arab League, Competitive Mediation Club, etc. — are so beneficial. They address specific interests but they attract students from across the spectrum. So members receive an education in their specific area of interest but see it in a much wider context.”
Ph.D. — University of South Carolina
M.A. — University of South Carolina
B.A. — Roanoke College
Did you know?
As the son of a commercial pilot, Dr. Morris used his free travel opportunities to visit approximately 60 countries around
the world. But he never found one that he liked better than the location of his birth, Singapore.