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High Impact Practices

High Impact Practices are defined by the Association of American Colleges & Universities as teaching and learning practices that have been "widely tested and [...] shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds, especially historically underserved students, who often do not have equitable access to high-impact learning." At WCU, High Impact Practices are quickly becoming a major focus in all colleges, as we seek to provide the very best experiential and classroom learning opportunities for our students.

First Year Experiences

Common Intellectual Experiences

Learning Communities

Writing Intensive Courses

Collaborative Assignments and Projects

Undergraduate Research

Diversity/Global Learning

Service Learning, Community Based Learning


Capstone Courses and Projects

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