2016 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

June 21, 2016 to June 25, 2016
University of California Los Angeles

About the Institute

In conjunction with AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge and Centennial Year focus on the connections between high-quality liberal learning, equity, and inclusive excellence, the 2016 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to help campuses and systems make institution-wide changes that benefit all students.  It is ideal for institutions at various stages of work, and it addresses ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning.  Participant teams work on removing barriers to student success and devising integrative learning-centered plans—making intentional and evidence-based use of Essential Learning Outcomes and high-impact practices.  Highlighting the success of students who have historically been underserved, the program supports work to make excellence inclusive and to recognize and nurture the assets students bring to college.  It provides insight into building and scaling up student success initiatives at the institutional level.  The Institute draws on research documenting how all students can benefit from high-impact practices and highlights the value of such practices for students who have not been given access to high-impact learning.  The Institute curriculum aims to help campuses define approaches that are highly engaging to students and effective at improving the equitable achievement of outcomes.

Who Should Attend

Teams typically consists of a team leader and four team members. Team leaders are most often senior academic or student affairs officers.  Teams should be diverse and cross-functional, including faculty from a variety of disciplines.  Teams should recruit individuals from various sectors of campus that will be significantly involved in the projected campus work, as well as key individuals who could extend the reach of action. In the past, teams have included faculty, provosts, deans, department chairs, student affairs educators, registrars, librarians, and students.

For more information about the institute and the application process, please contact Alex Belknap at belknap@aacu.org