Building and Scaling an Institutional HIPs Initiative

March 4, 2021
Online, 2:00–3:00 p.m., ET


Building and scaling an institutional high-impact practices (HIPs) initiative at any institution is full of familiar challenges (gaining buy-in, supporting faculty, ensuring equity, assessing quality) as well as many that may be less familiar (addressing marketing needs, tracking experiences, etc.). This webinar will share Georgia College’s efforts to address these challenges through GC Journeys, a faculty-driven HIPs initiative. GC Journeys asks students to complete five high-impact practices during their undergraduate experience and maps their core curriculum to AAC&U’s Essential Learning Outcomes.
This webinar will also explore the scope of challenge and opportunity associated with launching ambitious, large-scale HIPs initiatives. The panel will share best practices to support such initiatives and include the voices of faculty who are leading these transformative experiences.


McNair_125px_website_0.pngTia McNair, Ed.D. 
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director of the TRHT Campus Centers




C. Edward Watson, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Pedagogy, and States Initiatives




CostasSpirou_150px.pngCostas Spirou, Ph.D.
Georgia College






JordanCofer_150PX.pngJordan Cofer, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences
Georgia College






CynthiaAlby_150px.pngCynthia Alby, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Faculty Director for GC Journeys
Georgia College





HasithaMahabaduge_150px.pngHasitha Mahabaduge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Georgia College