Dr. Rohit Dua has developed a number of high-impact learning experiences in his Comp Eng 3150 Microprocessor class. Realizing his students wanted to gain a deeper understanding, he began challenging his students with experiential learning projects outside of the classroom, engaging them in real-world problems. He started an Embedded Systems Club to extend students’ learning and increase career preparation beyond the classroom learning environment. His own involvement within the club and his interactions with his students, not only challenges their critical thinking skills but provides them a greater sense of confidence in their knowledge and skills. His innovations in developing High-Impact learning projects for his students are impressive and sustainable.
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Dr. Carrisa Hoelscher’s approach in teaching COM 332 Small Group Communication student teams about growth mindset, challenges them with one overarching goal: Do Good. Students work in teams to develop a community project with a real-world application that engages them in the group communication learning process. Student’s work in these “Do Good” projects with community partners, perform volunteer work, and provide support through the donation of goods and raising contribution dollars. Dr. Hoelscher shared that “seeing their growth mindsets come to life . . . is inspiring as they connect their personal growth to making their corner of the world a better place.” While students work toward these broad goals, Carrisa works to assess their ever-growing group communication competence and provides them with detailed feedback in the process. Students are then asked to reflect on their experiences toward the end of the semester. This project is a great example of real-world application and immersion in the processes within the course learning objectives. Student feedback indicates that they appreciate these aspects of the course and it also provides an excellent example of the Public Affairs Mission in action.