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High-Impact Practices (HIPs)


HIPs Rubric update!

The High Impact Practices (HIPs) Rubric was uploaded to all Fall 2019 D2L course shells on Tuesday, October 22. Faculty opt in to using the HIPs rubric by attaching it to an assignment folder. 

Step-by-step instructions for attaching the rubric to an assignment can be found at:

Access the  Rubric Guide and FAQ below:

What is Rubric for?

Faculty and instructors assess student learning in the High Impact Practice project or reflection assignment using this rubric. 

TIP: The rubric is not designed for grading purposes, just assessment of HIPs student learning. Attached is a robust FAQs and guide for the rubric.

About the Rubric and HIPs

The rubric addresses the Eight Key Elements of High Impact Practices: Challenge and Time (category 1), Interactive and Diversity (category 2), Feedback and Reflection (category 3), Real World and Public (category 4). Read more on these principles at . Instructors could mirror the wording in the rubric when designing the reflective assignment or when discussing the connections between course material and the HIPs assignment/project with students. 

Use of the rubric in HIPs courses is expected.

Fall 2019 HIPs Student Surveys


About the Surveys

We ask you to give your students the survey link (more on this below) as soon as possible after they have completed your course's major assignment/project, or - better yet - incorporate the survey as the final step in your HIPs-based assignment/project (at in the last two weeks of your HIPs Course). By doing this, we maximize the response rate and students can reflect on the still fresh memories of their experiences.

Do I have to administer multiple HIPs student surveys?

No. If one of your courses incorporate more than one HIPs practice (e.g. Service Learning and DGL) you only need to ask your students to take one. Simply ask your students to take the survey of your courses' primary HIP.

Tips on Administering Surveys

The link can be sent to students:

  • Via email
  • Given to them as a D2L announcement
  • Administered in class should you choose.
  • In the past, some instructors have even taken their students to the computer lab for a quick 10 minute trip.

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