Learn more about HIPs and how they make a difference.
- High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter – by George D. Kuh – Download PDF
- High-Impact Educational Practices, A list of high-impact activities. – Download PDF
- Characteristics of Excellence Undergraduate Research, Published by the Council on Undergraduate Research – Download PDF
- High-Impact practices: Applying the Learning Outcomes Literature to the Development of Successful Campus Program, by Jayne E. Brownwell & Lynn E. Swanner – Download PDF
HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES
- First Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service Learning/Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects
EIGHT KEY ELEMENTS OF HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES
- Performance expectations set at appropriately high levels.
- Significant investment of time and effort by students over an extended period of time.
- Interactions with faculty and peers about substantive matters.
- Experiences with diversity wherein students are exposed to and must contend with people and circumstances that differ from those with which students are familiar.
- Frequent, timely, and constructive feedback.
- Periodic, structured opportunities to reflect and integrate learning.
- Opportunities to discover relevance of learning through real-world applications.
- Public Demonstration of competence.
SOURCE: Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale by George D. Kuh and Ken O’Donnell, with Case Studies by Sally Reed. (Washington, DC: AAC&U, 2013)
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