The faculty and staff in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications work to offer its students high impact experiences (HIEs) while enrolled at Texas A&M University.
ALEC’s HIE program provides structured experiences which deepen learning and foster student engagement through actively solving problems, working collaboratively in a community of peers, applying knowledge to real-world situations, and stressing meaningful reflection. HIEs commonly consist of internships, collaborative learning communities, research, multicultural/diversity learning, service-learning, and intensive writing. Many of ALEC’s HIE projects combine at least two or more of these elements in order to offer students the most enriching, impactful, and potentially life-changing experience possible.
HIE Program Design
ALEC has designed its HIE program to offer a variety of paths to a more enriching, impactful, and practical university learning experience. The program has opportunities in the following areas: