Hiram College

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.