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


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.


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.

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

Grant Documents


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.

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