2023 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Quality, Equity, and Student Engagement

A Virtual Learning Experience

The application period is now closed.

About the Institute

The 2023 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to strengthen and to build institutional capacity to achieve equity-centered, quality, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of high-impact practices (HIPs). Teams are consulted by highly qualified faculty who utilize evidence-based strategies based on current research and trends. Teams will work with faculty to identify opportunities to deepen connections between students’ assets and their educational experiences in preparation for lifelong success.

The program will focus on designing equity-centered HIPs and developing action plans to guide campus-based efforts. Drawing on evidence that demonstrates a positive relationship between student participation in HIPs and improved student outcomes, teams will define and start to develop curricular and co-curricular practices to support student engagement, advance curricular coherence, and generate equitable outcomes. Participating teams will define and strengthen processes for directly and indirectly assessing student achievement of learning outcomes as a result of participation in HIPs. These processes will help campus and system-level teams set and monitor progress towards equity goals to improve educational outcomes for all students.

Teams, at various stages of work for designing, implementing and assessing HIPs, will examine efforts to implement educational change and bring effective practices to scale in a time of limited resources and variations in modes of delivery. The Institute program addresses ambitious goals that are intentional and designed to improve both completion rates and the quality of student learning.

Virtual Format

AAC&U is excited to offer the opportunity for attendees to participate virtually in the 2023 HIPS Institute. The virtual format provides an excellent opportunity to consult with world class faculty and for cross-cluster collaboration with institutions across the nation at a more accessible cost. At the 2022 HIPs Institute, participants engaged together in a virtual learning community for plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, team meetings, and consultations with faculty. As an added benefit, all registered participants from campus teams will enjoy extended access to Higher Logic, the institute’s virtual platform, for six months after the institute concludes to review institute resources including recordings of all plenary sessions and concurrent workshops.

Campus Team Outcomes

  • Create a comprehensive action plan to advance equity, student learning, and success through the implementation of HIPs.
  • Develop effective strategies for incorporating high-impact activities throughout the curriculum, co-curriculum, and across all modalities.
  • Discover innovative ways to support educators in bringing high-quality, equity-centered HIPs to scale.
  • Plan for the direct and indirect assessment of HIPs.
  • Learn how to embed diversity, equity, belonging, and justice into the design of HIPs that align with institutional priorities.

Who Should Apply?

We invite teams who are at all levels (beginning, middle, advanced) in developing faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies to advance quality and equity in student learning outcomes to apply. We also encourage those who have attended the institute in the past, but are seeking to further their goals and efforts to apply. All regionally accredited two- and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.

Given the AAC&U commitment to equity and inclusivity, I believe the ability to attend virtually keeps the expense and logistics within the realm of more individuals and institutions.
/ 2022 HIPs and Student Success Institute Participant