Develop Distinctive Curriculum

High Impact Learning


High impact learning helps educators develop high quality learning experiences for all students. It addresses theories of learning and illustrates how to translate theory into practice. Examples of high impact experiences include: learning communities, writing intensive courses, undergraduate research, service learning, community based learning, internships, and capstone courses.

 

2018

2019

2020

Average Number of High Impact Activities

2.30

2.80

2.20

Change

▲0.10

▲0.50

▼0.60

Percent of Courses with at Least One High Impact Activity

41.40%

43.74%

36.68%

Change

▼9.40%

▲2.34%

▼7.06%

Percent of Courses

2018

2019

2020

One High Impact Activity

40%

38%

45%

Two High Impact Activities

18%

17%

17%

Three High Impact Activities

13%

11%

10%

Four + High Impact Activities

29%

33%

27%

Community Based Learning


In community-based learning (CBL), students engage in a community experience. A core assumption of CBL is that all partners bring rich knowledge, skills, and other expertise to a problem, research question, or learning goal being addressed. CBL experiences include practicums, internships, co-op experience, community projects, or similar activities.

In 2017, the first-year faculty self-identified CBL in their courses, 5.7% of Seidman's courses included a CBL component. This grew to 15.85% of courses in 2020. The average CBL hours in a course reporting CBL was 26.00 hours in 2018 and decreased to 11.13 in 2020.

Major

2018

2019

2020

Average Number of CBL Hours

26.00

21.00

11.13

Change

▲13.00

▼5.00

▼9.87

Percent of Courses with CBL Hours

7.10%

7.02%

15.85%

Change

▼24.56%

▼0.08%

▲8.83%

Seidman | Community Based Learning Activities


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Global Content


Faculty have been self-reporting global content in their courses since 2017 when 42.5% of Seidman courses had a global component. In 2018 and 2019 there was a decline, and in 2020 there was an increase to 36.99% of courses with global content.

DEFINITIONS:
Level 1: Contains an international component
Level 2: Has one component that is internationally-oriented
Level 3: Integrates international components throughout
Level 4: Is entirely internationally focused
Level 5: Integrates international experience and engagement with others of other cultures.

Seidman | Global Content 2019 (Number of Courses)


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Seidman | Global Content 2020 (Number of Courses)


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Course Delivery


Hybrid/Online

Before the pandemic, the vast majority of Seidman undergraduate courses were delivered in the classroom with a small minority being offered in hybrid or online formats. In response to COVID-19, Seidman shifted quickly to conducting 92% of undergraduate, and 55% of graduate courses in hybrid or online delivery. With the launch of the redesigned Professional MBA in hybrid format, there was a large increase in the percentage of hybrid graduate courses from 1% in 2017-2018 to 42% in 2020-2021 for graduate courses.

Undergraduate Courses

Contact Type

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Face-to-Face

91%

92%

91%

4%

Hybrid

3%

1%

3%

50%

Online

2%

1%

2%

42%

Other*

5%

5%

5%

4%

Graduate Courses

Contact Type

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Face-to-Face

69%

62%

48%

26%

Hybrid

1%

13%

27%

42%

Online

0%

0%

0%

13%

Other*

30%

26%

26%

19%

*Other includes unstructured course types such as Independent Study, Internships, and Research.