Experiential, High Impact Activities
Research has shown that active learning helps students retain theories longer. Hiram Connect was introduced in 2015 to ensure that all students are exposed to real-world experiences where they can apply theory into practice and participate in out-of-classroom, high-impact activities, which help them remember what they learned in class.
Hiram Connect enhances the learning that students get from their high-impact, experiential activities (e.g., study away trips, internships, service learning opportunities, or research projects) by putting the Five Cs in action. Students not only complete their chosen out-of-classroom activity, they also incorporate the Five Cs into an experiential capstone course that is part of their major. There, they use mobile journals to reflect on their academic journeys.