High Impact Experiences

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.

ALEC student engaging with youth in Guatemala

ALEC student engaging with youth in Guatemala

HIE Scholarship Funding

Students participating in ALEC study away/abroad or attending a national or regional conference may be eligible for a HIE academic scholarships. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and participating in an appropriate high-impact experience. This application is currently closed and will reopen in January 2019.

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:

Cultivating Leadership & Learning in Collaborative Communities
Exploring Diversity & Multiculturalism
Practicing Hands-on Learning & Research
Dr. Joe Townsend Fellows
"Leading Change" Costa Rica Study Abroad trip

“Leading Change” Costa Rica Study Abroad trip

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