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High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are research-based strategies for effective teaching. 

​Outcomes and Benefits of HIPs: HIPs provide substantial educational benefits to students (Kuh, 2008).

HIPs are positively associated with:

  • Persistence and GPA
  • Deep approaches to learning
  • Higher rates of student/faculty interaction
  • Increases in critical thinking, writing skills
  • Greater appreciation for diversity
  • Higher student engagement overall, and “compensatory effects”


Fostering the Magic of HIPs to Enhance Student Learning. What can you do in your course to:

  1. Enhance time on purposeful tasks?
  2. Add meaningful interaction between faculty-student & among students?
  3. Increase interaction with diverse individuals & approaches (challenge students' ways of thinking)?
  4. Increase frequency of feedback?
  5. Add a real world, application experience?
  6. Increase students’ reflections on their learning? 


High-Impact Practices: Eight Key Elements and Examples


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