Integrating High-Impact Practices at UHD: Transformative Learning through Inclusive Excellence
On behalf of the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Provost, the High-Impact Practices (HIPs) Subcommittee of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence welcomes applications from faculty (including adjuncts and lecturers) and staff each year to integrate HIPs in UHD courses or through documentable extra- or co-curricular educational experiences for UHD students. The purpose of this program is to achieve the UHD goal of “providing students high-impact educational experiences.” Ideal proposals will implement the UHD vision by incorporating elements that meet one or more of the characteristics of HIPs listed below.
Background Information: What are High-Impact Practices?
High-Impact Practices are active and intentional teaching and learning practices that:
- Promote student engagement and deep learning in the context of a coherent, academically challenging curriculum.
- Heighten student achievement in meeting essential academic (i.e., course or program) or professional outcomes.
- Increase student retention and persistence to graduation.
In addition, High-Impact Practices generally:
- Involve a greater investment of time, effort, and purposeful attention to learning.
- Allow students to interact with faculty, staff, and peers concerning substantive matters, and build sustained, substantive relationships.
- Allow students to experience diversity and engage people across their differences.
- Involve a student-centered approach to the curriculum or development of competencies.
- Involve frequent and substantive feedback for students.
- Provide opportunities for students to discover the relevance of, and apply, integrate and synthesize knowledge gained in and out of the classroom within the context of real-world applications and new situations.
- Provide the opportunity for students to be meta-cognitive and reflect on their experiences and the person they are becoming.
For additional information on High-Impact Practices, consult documents found at: