HIP Summer Institute

Why an HIP Institute?

Who Should Attend?

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Brief Program


A CWU Professional Development Opportunity

Summer Institute on High Impact Practices

June 21st and June 28th

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Why an HIP Institute?

In the last year, CWU has funded faculty and staff participation in several workshops/conferences sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. These workshops and conferences have introduced faculty and staff to curricular and co-curricular strategies that strengthen student learning and enhance student success for ALL students. We now have a core group of faculty and staff at CWU that are dedicated to increaseing the availability and access to such high impact practices and intentional programming. We would like to pass along some of the information that we have acquired and begin to discuss and document what works at CWU.

One of the most substantial barriers to positive change is time: time to plan; time to create; time to execute. We will offer individuals and teams this sought after commodity: time. Built into each day's activities will be time to discuss specific issues with others who share similar interests as well as dedicated team or individual time to think, create, and plan.

Participants will receive copies of

  1. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter
    By George D. Kuh
  2. The LEAP Vision for Learning: Outcomes, Practices, Impact, and Employers' Views


Lunch will be provided on both days of the workshop!

For a more detailed description of AAC&U's high impact practices and their relatiohship to student success, please see this short excerpt.

Workshop organizers have received HIP training from the Association of American Colleges and Universities and are excited to pass along their knowledge and provide the necessary support to increase these engaging activities across all units at Central Washington University.

  • Stuart Boersma: Professional Development Coordinator and member of the Mathematics Department.
  • Delores Cleary: Director of Diversity and Inclusivity and Chair of the Sociology Department.
  • George Drake: Chair of the Department of English and the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee.
  • Kara Gabriel: Director of Undergraduate Research and member of the Psychology Department.
  • Jenna Hyatt: Director of Residence Life & New Student Programs.
  • Vicki Sannuto: Interim Director of Career Service.