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High-Impact Practices (HIPs)


HIPs Rubric

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:

Rubric Guide and FAQ

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. Students cannot see this 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.

HIPs Student Survey

About the Survey

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.


Practice-Specific Assessment Tips

Developed by the Health and Science division to assist in the evaluation of students and their perceptions of the CWP

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