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Student Centered High Impact Practices

What are High Impact Practices?

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are those which have been shown to have substantial educational benefits – particularly enhanced student success. Examples include:

  • First Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences    
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Diversity and Global Learning
  • Service Learning and Community-based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects

Intentional design of curricular activities and student support services combined with enhanced cooperation among academic and student success units can ensure that more students have access to, and success in, these essential components of an engaging college experience.