Cultivating Engaged Learners Through First-Year Experiences: Seminar 1
The inaugural seminar for Best Practices in Christian Higher Education will focus on the First-Year Experience with a cohort of 12 scholars. The second cohort will launch in Fall 2022 and focus on Global Learning/Study Abroad. Future seminars will focus on other high-impact practices.
Each cohort of High-Impact Scholars will meet for two intensive workshops to focus on one specific practice (e.g., first-year experience, service learning, study abroad, etc.) and examine the impact and implementation in Christian higher education. After the three-day workshops, participants will engage in research at their respective institutions the following year.
Dates and Locations
The first workshop will take place February 25-27, 2021, on the ACU campus, 1600 Campus Court, Abilene, Texas. The second will be May 24-26, 2021, at the university’s Dallas campus, 16633 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas.
Participants will present their research alongside other presenters at a national conference hosted in Abilene, Texas, in Fall 2022.
ACU will provide meals, lodging, facilities and materials during the three-day workshops. Lodging will be single-occupancy rooms for each participant at the Courtyard Marriott. Members are responsible for arranging and paying for their transportation to and from the workshops.
Research methods (i.e., quantitative, qualitative) will vary based on the specific research topic and question of each scholar. The methodology will be developed during the two workshops in collaboration with research design experts and cohort members.