2024 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Institute Curriculum

Curriculum Tracks

The Institute curriculum will include tracks to meet teams where they are on their HIPs journey. From institutions that have for years embedded high-impact practices into their core educational strategy to institutions that are in the early planning phases of implementing HIPs-all levels will be supported at this institute. The institute also will support teams as they develop faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies to advance quality, equity, and student engagement in service to better alignment of knowledge attained to achieve degree completion and career-readiness goals, which best serve the student, the institution, and our society as a whole. A high-quality education,—one that connects with students' unique strengths; their cultural wealth, identities, and values, to transform their educational experiences and set them up for success —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 tracks provide opportunities for in-depth study and planning as well as offering resources and guidance. The 2024 institute will build upon themes and topics drawn from participant applications to ensure that institute faculty address the needs and goals of participating institutions.

Program Topics Will Address:

  • Bridging divides and building collaborations across programs and divisions
  • Collecting and using data to advance equity goals and student success outcomes
  • Designing and implementing HIPs (in-person, hybrid, and virtual environments)
  • Developing intentional pathways for student success
  • Direct and indirect assessment of student learning through HIPs
  • Ensuring equity in student achievement of learning outcomes
  • Expanding ePortfolios as a high-impact practice
  • Examining policies and practices to support underserved student success
  • Faculty leadership and engagement for student success in HIPs
  • Increasing participation of underserved students in HIPs
  • Institutional Leadership, Alignment of Strategic Priorities and Resources
  • Integration of curricular and co-curricular practices to support student engagement in high impact practices
  • Scaling and sustaining HIPs
  • Refreshing existing strategies for the design, implementation, and assessment of HIPs
  • Incorporating microcredentials into high impact practice design and implementation
  • Utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in the design and implementation of HIPs
  • Open Educational Resources as a HIP
This was an excellent way to connect faculty with the work of the College across disciplinary areas. Knowing the purpose of HIPs in the context of our institution, a community college, was also key.
/ 2023 HIPs and Student Success Institute Participant