Education Transformed

Through collaboration and research-based practices, IMPACT at Purdue creates student-centered teaching and learning environments.

2018 Innovator

Chronicle of Higher Education


Six Programs to Change Classroom Culture

“[IMPACT] is a textbook illustration of how to successfully deliver timely, substantive, high-quality professional-development experiences …”

George D. Kuh, Professor Emeritus,
Center for Postsecondary Research

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Our Goals

Culture

Refocus the campus culture on student-centered pedagogy and student success.

Learning

Increase student engagement, competence, and learning gains.

Scholarship

Conduct research to benefit future courses, students, and the institution.

Course Transformation

IMPACT Models

IMPACT supports many different models of participation depending on your personal, departmental, college, or institutional needs.

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Institutional Change

Since starting in 2011, IMPACT has grown into an institutional transformation program positively impacting every college/school with nearly 9 out 10 of all undergraduate students taking at least one IMPACT course.

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IMPACT Data Dashboard

* Data last updated Spring 2018

Program Outcomes

Department of Education Grant

Studying the contribution of active learning and student motivation on retention, success, and completion rates.

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First in the World Grant

Wilmeth Active Learning Center

27 Active Learning Classrooms  //  One Building

In IMPACT, we have experts working with instructors helping them redesign their course to make it an active learning experience for our students, which means we think differently about space.
Frank Dooley, Senior Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning
The integration of classrooms and libraries in the same space really opened up a totally new concept of how we are supporting teaching and learning in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center.
James Mullins, Dean of Purdue Libraries (Retired)
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