Participation in high-impact experiences
Augustana College has increasingly placed more value on student participation in high-impact learning activities.
These activities often have a direct connection to the academic program, as is the case with participation in the first-year sequence, the capstone project and undergraduate research. Other activities tracked are co- or extra- curricular.
These experiences are critically important to our students, and increased participation demonstrates our effectiveness as an institution and our ability to fulfill our mission.
In the case of Augie Choice, a hallmark of the Augustana experience, we also have elected to demonstrate the “outcome” of our investment in students participating in the program.
We also track participation in our larger clubs and organizations, as well as the proportion of students residing and working on campus, because these are key features of a residential liberal arts college experience.
For more information on internships and student outcomes, see CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, and Exploration).