Purdue is driven to make an IMPACT on students through an academic transformation that is streaking across campus. Specifically — Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation.

students working together in class

Through IMPACT, professors transform Purdue's foundational courses from large, lecture-style classes into smaller interactive sessions. New and redesigned classroom space is being created across campus, inspired by IMPACT. Technology to foster collaboration. Seating configured for teamwork and small-group discussion. Data prove the transformation works and the number of IMPACT courses is increasing at a rate of 60 new courses per year.

Beyond the classroom, faculty connections help students land research experience and internships. They lead to new professional networks, personal insight and inspiration for graduate study. At a University the size of Purdue, faculty are able to shepherd students toward resources and opportunities to match whatever their interests may be.