Through collaboration and research-based practices, IMPACT at Purdue creates student-centered teaching and learning environments.
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
Refocus the campus culture on student-centered pedagogy and student success.
Increase student engagement, competence, and learning gains.
Conduct research to benefit future courses, students, and the institution.
Faculty and Course Transformation
IMPACT is a faculty development program that supports many different models of participation depending on your personal, departmental, college, or institutional needs.
Since starting in 2011, IMPACT has grown into an institutional transformation program positively impacting every college/school with 9 out 10 of all undergraduate students taking at least one IMPACT course during their time at Purdue.
* Data last updated Fall 2019
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.
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.