High-Impact Practices Development Grant

Active learning is a broad term that is applied to a variety of practices used in the classroom to improve students' engagement. High-impact practices, as described by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), focus on specific types of active learning practices that, according to their research, shows to have significant positive effects on student learning outcomes. The goal of the High-Impact Practices Development Grant program is to provide faculty with funds to develop and improve high-impact practices in their courses.

Program Highlights

  • All UTC faculty and staff (part-time and full-time) are eligible to apply.  Graduate teaching assistants may apply as secondary applicants.   
  • Grant applications will be considered on a monthly basis.  All application materials must be submitted by the 15th of each month.
  • Proposed projects much be a graded component of a course, produce clear deliverables, and include a final student reflection. 
  • Proposed projects must support one or more of  UTC's Strategic Plan Goals
  • The standard limit for each grant is $2000.  However, larger amounts might be considered.  Please see the grant guidelines for details. 
  • Send completed applications via email to wctl@utc.edu.  Applications that fail to use the official grant application form will not be considered. 
  • Past Grant Recipients

Grant Documents

Questions and Accommodations

Additional information about high-impact practices and characteristics of quality high-impact practices can be found on AAC&U's website

If you have questions about the program or require accommodation in applying for the grant, please contact the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning at 423-425-4188 or wctl@utc.edu.