About the Seminar
Abilene Christian University is in partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities hosting a research seminar series investigating the benefits of high-impact practices in Christian higher education. Each cohort of High-Impact Scholars meets for two intensive workshops to focus on a specific practice (e.g., first-year experience, service learning, study abroad, etc.) and examines 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.
High-impact scholars will have the unique opportunity to learn from ACU’s national leadership in high-impact practices and collaborate with faculty and staff from various institutions across the nation to produce work that will be a significant contribution to the scholarship of Christian higher education.
Findings and institutional practices are showcased at the biennial Best Practices in Christian Higher Education national conference hosted by ACU. This is done through conference presentations highlighting their research. Additionally, scholars have the opportunity to submit their work for consideration in a special conference-themed issue of the Christian Higher Education Journal.
These cohorts of Christian faculty and staff investigating creative and innovative evidence-based practices will enhance the learning experiences of students across the nation.