2021 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Institute Curriculum

The Institute curriculum will support teams as they develop faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies to advance quality, equity, and engagement in service to academic excellence and social justice. A high-quality education—one that is expansive of students’ multiple, intersecting identities—should be the standard of excellence for all students. Intentional approaches for serving students and achieving equity can help educational programs engage diversity and intercultural knowledge as essential elements of a contemporary liberal education. The Institute curriculum provides opportunities for in-depth study and planning as well as offering resources and guidance. The 2021 Institute will build upon themes and topics drawn from participant applications to ensure that Institute faculty address the goals of participating institutions.

Program Topics Will Address:

  • Scaling and sustaining a culture of engagement by integrating HIPs across modalities
  • Curricular coherence, efficiency, and streamlining time to degree by aligning courses and programs with guided pathways
  • Designing intentional high-impact practices that promote connections between educational experiences and long-term career success
  • Building institutional capacity for faculty-led direct assessment of student learning outcomes, as a result of student participation in high-impact practices
  • Faculty and leadership professional development to expand capacity to bring effective practices to scale and to implement educational reforms
  • Innovative pedagogy across modalities
  • Bridging divides and building collaborations among programs, across divisions, and for resources to work toward shared equity goals
  • Encouraging an academically open environment while promoting a safe, civil exchange of ideas, and providing support for reflection