High-Impact Practices Development Grant 

High-impact practices, as described by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), focus on specific types of active and experiential learning practices that have been shown to have significant positive effects on student learning outcomes and engagement. 

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.

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Click here to see the projects of Eun Young Kim, Yvonne Slobodenko, and Christina Vogel.

Program Highlights

Eligibility

All UTC faculty and staff (part-time and full-time) are eligible to apply. Graduate teaching assistants may apply as secondary applicants.

Application Process

Grant applications are considered on a monthly basis. All application materials must be submitted by the 15 of each month.

Send completed applications via email to wctl@utc.edu. Applications that fail to use the official grant application form will not be considered.

Requirements

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.

Grant Amounts

The standard limit for each grant is $2000. However, larger amounts may be considered. See the grant guidelines below for details.

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Click here to see the projects of Amanda Durall, Anne Buggey, and Betsy Myers.

Grant Documents

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Click here to see the projects of Drew Bailey, Susan Eckelmann Berghel, and Elicia Cruz.

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.

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Click here to see the projects of Ethan MillsLiz Hathaway, and Carey McCormack.