High Impact Engaged Learning Grants


The purpose of the HIELG projects is to leverage high-impact engaged learning academic practices aimed at improving student retention and completion. Funded by a Department of Education, Title III grant, we are seeking several projects aimed at improving student retention and/or completion that will each be funded up to $30,000 per year. This funding will be available 2019-2020. We are looking for innovative, highly academically engaging programs that have, or can demonstrate, a documented effect on student completion and success, and are targeted towards UVU’s students’ needs. Although all proposals will be accepted and considered, funding will be targeted toward unique strategic objectives. As an Institution, we have identified 18 most enrolled and most failed courses (https://www.uvu.edu/iri/enrollment/failed.html). Proposals that target these courses will be given greater consideration.

Submitted proposals should not be one-time academic engagement activities or excursions, but sustainable and long-term projects aimed at achieving a significant effect across multiple sections, programs, or student populations. The HIELG projects must target sub-groups (women, students of color, first-generation, etc.) of students in programs, and/or courses with low retention and/or completion rates. The project must be able to demonstrate that it is meeting an academic retention/completion need and will provide added value (above what we are doing now) as measured by student success and completion data. All proposals will require a robust assessment plan to include reporting names and student ID numbers of every student who is participating to track student success.

Here is the complete HIELG Application Instructions.

Application Instructions (Expected to open the week of September 23, 2019)

Application Deadline:

October 19, 2019

Notification of awards will be sent via email.

For more information about High Impact Engaged Learning Grants, please contact Ala'a Alsarhan, 801-863-5270.