Spring Hill College is committed to academic excellence. In an atmosphere of open inquiry, students and teachers together experience the significance of the intellectual life.
Our academic community pursues and shares knowledge through serious scholarship in a desire to know the truth of creation, appreciate its beauty, and serve it with humility. To accomplish this, we recruit faculty who have either already demonstrated excellence in teaching or who exhibit a desire to excel. In fact, 91% of our instructional faculty have a doctorate or other terminal degree.
These dedicated faculty carry on the Jesuit tradition of vigorous intellectual discipline and an attention to detail that is the foundation of learning. And though such learning takes place primarily in the classroom, in the one-on-one interaction between student and teacher – given our 14:1 student to faculty ratio – and in hours of careful study, the wider ranges of campus life are also meant to provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation.
Many of our faculty are also very active in their fields outside of the classroom. This past year, we’ve had faculty present at a variety of conferences, participate in local chapters of professional organizations, write books and complete research. Many also serve as sponsors for student club and organizations and are active in these groups as well.
Each year, during our graduation ceremony, Spring Hill College recognizes outstanding faculty for their contributions in teaching, research, and service through The Edward B. Moody, S.J., Teacher of the Year Award, The Dawson Award and The Mayer and Arlene Mitchell and Abraham A. Mitchell Scholarship Grant.