IMPACT - Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation

Event Date: March 5, 2014
AAE faculty Dr. Alina Alexeenko and Dr. Wenbin Yu have been selected as IMPACT Faculty Fellows and will participate in the Spring 2014 cohort of IMPACT.

AAE faculty Dr. Alina Alexeenko and Dr. Wenbin Yu have been selected as IMPACT Faculty Fellows and will participate in the Spring 2014 cohort of IMPACT.

Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation also known as IMPACT is a program that works to redesign key foundational courses to create more interaction between the instructors and the students. The mission is to improve student competency and confidence through redesign of courses by using research findings on sound student-centered teaching and learning.

IMPACT targets classes that serve as key introductory courses, especially those with high enrollments. IMPACT fellows are provided with a fellowship and learn about course redesign options by working with a team of instructional, technology, and assessment specialists.

The program, which also is partnering with the Discovery Learning Research Center, targets ten courses each semester and will be of value to faculty, students, the Purdue campus and to academic units.

Dr. Alexeenko is redesigning AAE 333 Fluid Mechanics and Dr. Yu is redesigning AAE 204 Aerospace Structures and Materials.