What are the academics like at your school?
Some professors sadly will only know you by your last name. Others will know your first and last name and that your favorite color is blue. It's really a hit or miss here. I can honestly say that I have at least liked the majority of my professors as people even if they weren't the best professors. Class participation really depends on the professor, but if you have a good one, you'll usually have good class participation. The English and Education departments are filled mostly with caring professors. Unfortunately, I've had a couple of professors who were not as kind and caring as others in the English department. In Education classes, you are pretty much guaranteed to have a good time. The Education professors are usually very organized, kind, and conscientious. They also try to make every class interesting and worth while. Education professors do tend to get overloaded with work sometimes, especially if they are teachers themselves. With this situation, you'll find that sometimes they are a little bit scatter brained, but you can still tell that they value thier students and thier classes.