Over the years, UC Irvine has collected an exclusive array of world-renowned professors that not only know their stuff, but also pride themselves on the intellectual growth of their students. With professors ranging from Nobel Prize winners, Noble Laureates, and former OJ attorneys, student admiration for the faculty at UCI is not at all uncommon. However, what plagues many major universities—UCI included—is the lack of one-on-one, personal attention from some professors that most students are used to receiving from their high school teachers. With many classes consisting of 400 or more people, it’s tough for any professor, no matter how passionate or inspirational, to reach out to even a fraction of those students.
Furthermore, it’s up to the students to step up their effort and visit professors during their office hours if they want any kind of direct interaction. It’s fortunate for UCI students that even the busiest of professors will set aside time for students outside of class. This all stems from the passion that UCI professors have for their students and their courses. Some professors go the extra mile to reach their students, and students who care do the same to meet their professors. This student effort has resulted in higher grades, professor appreciation, and newly discovered interest in a subject they might not have even considered.