High Impact Learning
High Impact Learning initiatives support innovative practices in undergraduate education.
High-impact learning experiences are a hallmark of getting an education from Emporia State University. Students gain hands-on experience they can only get out of the classroom. For example, Hornets have access to state-of-the-art equipment, faculty/student research opportunities, and class projects like virtual reality solutions for area businesses or developing and leading community service efforts.
Faculty High-Impact Learning Experience Submission Information
The purpose of the high-impact grant program is to provide teaching faculty with resources that will allow them to offer unique and innovative high-impact learned experiences to students. This program will support proposals that:
- Provide learning experiences to students that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than typical educational experiences provide.
- Increase student engagement in measurable ways.
- Provide opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
- Empower students and faculty to share in the process of teaching and learning.
- Do NOT routinely have existing means of financial support. Align with the University's Strategic Plan.
- While proposals will be accepted from faculty who teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, priority will be given to proposals centering on the high-impact learning of undergraduates.
- Proposals must include strategies that directly impact the teaching and learning of students.
- Proposals that include unique and experimental strategies with the potential to generate new knowledge about high-impact teaching strategies of students will be given priority.
- Proposals must include a budget consisting of expenses consistent with ESU's financial policies.
- Projects should be completed within an academic year.
- While new proposals will receive priority, some funds may be provided to previously funded projects.
- Proposals should not request funding for activities and materials that have existing means of support.
- Applicants must submit an end-of-project assessment report that includes data measuring the student learning that occurred.
Application Deadline: APRIL 19, 2021
Submit Completed Applications to Jackie Lutz (email@example.com)
Associate Provost Office
Campus Box 4045
High Impact Learning Proposal Scoring Rubric
- Does the proposal provide evidence of a high-impact learning experience?
- Does the proposal focus directly on the learning of students?
- Does the proposal seem feasible?
- Is the proposal innovative and likely to generate new ideas about high-impact teaching and learning?
- Does the proposal align with published guidelines?
- Is the budget reasonable and does it conform with university policy?