How IMPACT Works
The following outlines what you will do if you apply and are accepted as an IMPACT Faculty Fellow:
- As part of the IMPACT cohort you will be guided through individual consultations and the Faculty Learning Community.
- You will create a development plan with milestones.
- You will develop course learning outcomes through a consultative process.
- You will learn about course redesign options by working with a team of instructional, technology, and assessment specialists.
- You will participate in a Faculty Learning Community to learn and support each other.
Currently we have 62 courses and 72 faculty in the program for 11 colleges and schools across campus.
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The following are principles upon which IMPACT is based...
Your project will:
- Have a course redesign plan that recognizes that the need of each participant and each course is different.
- Include innovation, implementation, assessment and institutionalization which are critical to success;
- Focus on integrating into the Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (PDF) (Chickering and Gamson, 1987), specifically that effective instruction
- encourages contact between students and faculty
- develops reciprocity and cooperation among students
- encourages active learning
- gives prompt feedback
- emphasizes time on task
- communicates high expectations
- respects diverse talents and ways of learning
- Be founded on faculty-focused principles, i.e., faculty:
- Are the drivers for curriculum change.
- Are ultimately responsible for identifying the learning outcomes.
- Are provided support needed to focus their time and attention on learning, experimenting and implementing research-based changes in their classes.