Emerge: High-Impact Practices at UWF

The College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is committed to providing intellectually engaging and effective educational experiences for our students. The Emerge Initiative was developed to help faculty design and utilize High-Impact Practices (HIPs). By using a combination of techniques that have been shown to deepen student learning and engagement, these HIPs raise levels of performance, retention and success for all students.

Emerge Student Interest Form

Are you interested in joining Emerge? If so, fill out the Emerge Student Interest Form! Come to the Emerge office, and we can provide you with all of the information that you want and need. We are here to help!

High-Impact Practices

Engagement within the classroom can contribute to retention and help students reach the learning outcomes developed for the course. Beyond the classroom, students can find academic engagement with study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research projects.

Make an Impact

Emerge Faculty Fellows

Emerge Faculty Fellows are named each year to develop high-impact learning activities for their courses. These activities include travel study, community-based projects, faculty-student research, capstone experiences, experiential learning and much more.

Faculty Fellows Profiles

Emerge with more than a degree!

Emerge offers students an opportunity to participate in high-impact experiential learning activities and to develop professional and leadership skills desired by employers to contribute to and be successful in a 21st Century global society.

Become an Emerge Scholar

Nicole Beck
Nicole Beck, Emerge Scholar

Emerge Scholar Spotlight

The College of Education and Professional Studies Emerge Scholar Program is helping students graduate with a portfolio of real-world experiences. They have earned the distinction of Emerge Scholar by developing professional skills, and have proven that they have the talent and drive to succeed in the 21st century.

See their stories in the Emerge Scholar Showcase!

Guatemala - Travel abroad with UWF

UWF Social Work students travel to Guatemala to engage in service and learning with Hearts in Motion (www.heartsinmotion.org), an Indiana–based NGO (non–governmental organization) that has been providing a variety of humanitarian services to needy Central and South Americans for three decades.

Guatemala Trip

EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless

UWF Emerge students make a difference at the EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless.