Faculty Fellows

High Impact Practices and their Fellows

Apply to be a PACE Faculty Fellow

Do you have an innovative faculty development approach to a designated TBR or AAC&U High Impact Practice that you believe is important to the Pellissippi State college community, but you just don’t have enough hours in the day to pursue it?

Now is your chance to get 3 credit hours release time for two years to pursue such a project!  Applications are being accepted now until Monday, April 8th. Don’t miss this opportunity! Download the application and Apply now!

Read below to see what our current Faculty Fellows are up to.



Service-learning is an integral part of life at Pellissippi State. Through PSCC parnterships, with over 150 local non-profits, students volunteer to serve others and become active, engaged citizens. Service-learning is a vital way for students to connect with out community. Instructors who add a Service-learning component to their class help connect curriculum to real-world situations, encourage collaborative learning, and often see improved academic performance.

Global and Diversity Learning

“Many colleges and universities now emphasize courses and programs that help students explore cultures, life experiences, and worldviews different from their own. These studies – which may address U.S. diversity, world cultures, or both – often explore “difficult differences” such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles around the globe for human rights, freedom, and power. Frequently, intercultural studies are augmented by experiential learning in the community and/or by study abroad.” (from the Assoc. of American Colleges & Universities High Impact Educational Practices, 5-18-18)

Mobile and Emerging Technology

The mobile and emerging technology high impact practice is leveraging various forms of technology inside and outside of the classroom to enhance teaching and increase student engagement. This type of technology is any electronic tool, system, device, or resource that facilitates learning and can improve student performance. A large part of this high impact practice is the exploration of best practices for the already existing technologies and the technologies that are to come. This is a continually growing practice as technology advances and how our students experience technology prior to coming to Pellissippi changes in both their home environments and/or the local k-12 systems.

First-Year Experience

The first-year experience high impact practice supports activities intended to enhance the academic and social integration of first-year students by introducing them to essential skills for college success through a supportive campus community comprised of faculty, staff, and peers.