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High Impact Practices (HIPs)


"Whether they're called 'senior capstones' or some other name, culminating experiences require students nearing the end of their college years to create a project of some sort that integrates and applies what they've learned.The project might be a research paper, a performance, a portfolio of 'best work,' or an exhibit of artwork. Capstones are offered both in departmental programs and, increasingly, in general education as well." -- George D. Kuh



Want to know if your Capstone is High Impact? Compare your Capstone Project to the Eight Elements of HIPs.

If you are teaching a Capstone course, use the HIPS rubric and Student Survey to measure students’ learning and experiences.

Contact your academic department about teaching a Capstone course in your discipline.

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