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High Impact Practices (HIPs)

What are HIPs?

High impact practices (HIPs), as noted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), are designs and practices in teaching and learning that increase student engagement and lead to successful learning.  Additionally, various studies on select HIPs have shown them to be a possible solution to closing the achievement gaps across student populations.  Generally, they have been seen as co-curricular activities at CSUSB. But, in the Q2S conversion process, HIPs could become a more standard part of programs throughout the university.  Under Goal 1 -- Student Success of the 2015-2020 CSUSB Strategic Plan, there is a call for “[a]ll undergraduate students [to] participate in at least three High Impact Practices (HIPs) by graduation.”  Further, at least one HIP should be provided in the context of a student’s major.

High Impact Practices (HIPs) include:

  • first-year seminars and experiences
  • common intellectual experiences
  • learning communities
  • writing-intensive courses
  • collaborative assignments and projects
  • undergraduate research
  • diversity/global learning
  • E-portfolios
  • service learning, community-based learning
  • internships
  • capstone courses and projects.  

See the IUPUI RISE High Impact Taxonomies (or Rubrics) or the Kuh, George D. (2008)  High Impact Practice Rubric for assessing HIPs.

High Impact Practices Fellows Program

The Teaching Resource Center (TRC), in collaboration with Academic Technologies & Innovation (ATI), Office of Community Engagement (OCE), and Assessment Office, Academic Affairs, is pleased to launch the Summer 2021 HIPs Fellows Program (June 2 to August 11, 2021). 

Purpose: Create and promote a cohort of faculty from across the disciplines who will each re-design, implement, and assess a planned Fall 2021 upper-division course to integrate a course-level HIP.

Faculty Stipend:
$1,500
  
Deadline for application:
May 14, 2021, 11:59pm PST. Deadline has passed.


Certificate in High Impact Practices: Teaching & Learning

2021-2022 Program Coming Soon


2020-2021 Program

Required Workshop:

Foundations of High Impact Practices
Presenter:
Dr. Monideepa B. Becerra
Professor; TRC Interim Director
California State University, San Bernardino

Choose ONE (1) Workshop from: 

Effective Team-Teaching Strategies
Presenters:
Dr. Monideepa B. Becerra
Professor; TRC Interim Director
California State University, San Bernardino
and
Dr. Robert M. Avina
Lecturer (CSUSB); Senior Data Analyst/Epic Site Specialist-DAP Health
 

OR 

Comparing 4 Video/Audio Methods
Presenter:
Dr. Montgomery Van Wart
Professor; FAD Faculty Research Fellow
California State University, San Bernardino

OR 

Creating meaningful course student learning outcomes
Presenter:
Dr. Judy Sylva
Professor; Faculty Director of Assessment, Academic Affairs
California State University, San Bernardino

Choose TWO (2) Workshops from: 

High Impact Practices in Teaching: Collaborative Assignments and Projects
Presenter:
Elizabeth Viramontes
Instructional Designer, ATI
California State University, San Bernardino

High Impact Practices in Teaching: Writing Intensive Courses
Presenter:
Dr. Thomas Girshin
Associate Professor; Writing Intensive Program Coordinator
California State University, San Bernardino

HIPs-Service-Learning: Impactful Teaching and Meaningful Service, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2.
Presenter:
Dr. Kevin Kelly
Lecturer; Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies
San Francisco State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Presenter:
Dr. Montgomery Van Wart
Professor; FAD Faculty Research Fellow
California State University, San Bernardino

High Impact Practices in Teaching: E-portfolio
Presenters:
Elizabeth Viramontes
Instructional Designer, ATI
and
Dr. Monideepa B. Becerra
Professor; TRC Interim Director
California State University, San Bernardino

Choose One (1) Pre-Recorded Webcast from Academic Impressions:

Developing a Consistent and Productive Writing Practice
Laura Plummer, Director of Scholarly Writing Program, Indiana University 

Building Inclusive Pedagogy Online
Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D. 

Making Your Online Course Accessible to All Learners 
Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D. 

Recognize Student Distress in a Virtual Environment
Brittany Bouffard, LCSW, CYT 

Making Your Online Courses More Experiential
Kathryn Klose, Ph.D., President, Alive Learning 

Strategies to Create More Engaging Online Courses
Amber Dailey-Hebert, Director and Brian Raison, PhD


 

 

 

 

Resources on High Impact Practices

Coming Summer 2021