Assessing Underserved Students’ Engagement in High-Impact Practices
publication presents findings from a national study conducted by
AAC&U researchers to investigate the impact of engagement in
high-impact practices on traditionally underserved populations (defined
here as first-generation, minority, transfer, and low-income
students).The mixed-method analysis includes student-level data on
engaged learning at thirty-eight participating institutions-from the
state higher education systems in California, Oregon, and
Wisconsin-drawn from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE),
as well as qualitative data obtained through student focus groups held
at nine selected campuses. This report serves as a guide for
campus-based inquiry to further our understanding of underserved student
engagement with high-impact practices. The publication also includes a
toolkit on assessing equity in high-impact practices developed by the
Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California.
This project is funded by TG Philanthropy.
Assessing Underserved Students' Engagement in High-Impact Practices (pdf)
The templates below are designed to help practitioners examine their own data using the steps outlined in the Center for Urban Education’s Assessing Equity in High-Impact Practices Toolkit.
Equity Plan Template
Template for Analyzing Data with Respect to Equity in High-Impact Practices (HIPs)