High-Impact Practices

Students today face a rapidly changing and competitive dynamic global work place. Part of City Tech’s answer to this challenge is through the use of high-impact teaching and learning practices, as mentioned in the LEAP1 publication:

“…Kuh’s important report makes clear, the new markers of student success also need to address the question of how students spend their educational time in college…

…questions point us toward new and more comprehensive frameworks…student success also needs to address both learning outcomes and the kinds of practices that foster intended outcomes.” (Schneider, p.2)

In using these pedagogies of engagement – Academic Service Learning, Capstone Courses, Collaborative Projects, Internships, Learning Communities, Undergraduate Research – we encourage students to take advantage of the opportunities to become fully engaged citizens.

These practices encourage better professional developmental skills, retention, and completion of degree programs by providing an environment in which our students will apply essential knowledge and skills – problem solving, creative thinking and analysis, teamwork, and oral communication skills – to better navigate the ever evolving world in which we live.

1George D. Kuh and Carol Geary Schneider, High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2008).