Instruction Matters:
Purdue’s Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT)

Fall 2019 Application

Theoretical Framework

The IMPACT program is guided by a strong theoretical framework, which has been validated and used in several research projects for the past 40 years.

Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985; Ryan & Deci, 2017) is a motivational theory which posits the existence of three basic psychological needs, which when fulfilled, contribute to the creation of a student-centered, autonomy-supportive learning environment.

Autonomy

The feelings of volition and choice; endorsement of behavior, ownership of the learning process.

Competence

The extent to which students believe they have mastered content material or are able to perform academically.

Relatedness

The need to feel belongingness and connectedness with others and the material presented in class, also termed relevance.

Faculty Learning Community

The weekly FLC sessions will help you design and/or redesign your course in a way that focuses on student-centered learning.

The sessions present research-based, pedagogically sound approaches to course design, guiding you through the design process from which you will be able to purposefully create a course that meets your unique needs.

Expectations

As an IMPACT faculty fellow, it is expected that you will:

  • Attend in person and participate in the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) weekly sessions.
  • Prepare for each session by completing all pre-work beforehand.
  • Meet regularly (weekly or bi-monthly) with your IMPACT Support Team to work through redesigning your course.
  • Implement your redesigned course within one year of completing IMPACT.
Service Level Agreement (SAMPLE)

Schedule

Session 1: Teaching Goals

Session 2: Student Characteristics

Session 3: Student Motivation

Session 4: Learning Outcomes and Objectives

Session 5: Assess Student Performance I

Session 6: Assess Student Performance II

Session 7: Learning Activities I

Session 8: Learning Activities II

Session 9: Connecting the Dots

Session 10: Redesign Decisions I

Session 11: Redesign Decisions II

Session 12: Scholarly Practitioner

Session 13: Closing the Loop

Funding

$10,000

  • First time instructors participating in IMPACT.
  • Redesigning a course that has not previously gone through IMPACT.


$5,000

  • First time instructors participating in IMPACT.
  • Redesigning a course that has previously gone through IMPACT.


$2,500

  • Returning instructors participating in IMPACT.
  • Redesigning a course that has or has not previously gone through IMPACT.

Only undergraduate courses can be funded for redesign through IMPACT. 
Graduate courses can be redesigned through IMPACT without funding.

Support Team

The IMPACT program is an integrated, institutional effort supported by the collaboration of faculty and staff across three units at Purdue.
Meet the Team

The Center for Instructional Excellence

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Teaching and Learning Technologies

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Libraries and School
of Information Studies

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