Forty-one Institutions Selected to Participate in AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

May 10, 2022—Washington, DC—The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the forty-one institutions selected to participate in its 2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. The Institute is designed to strengthen institutional capacity to achieve quality, equity, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of active teaching and learning practices widely known as “high-impact practices,” or HIPs. The Institute will be held virtually June 14–17.

“The AAC&U Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success provides an unparalleled opportunity for colleges and universities to become more intentional in serving all their students and to improve both completion rates and the quality of student learning,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “We look forward to partnering with the participating institutions and to supporting their student success efforts.”

Each participating institution will send a team to the Institute, where they will work with leading experts and practitioners on 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 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. Utilizing The Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) System as a guiding framework, participating teams will define and strengthen processes for directly 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 toward equity goals to improve educational outcomes for all students.

“The Institute represents AAC&U’s continued partnership with leading experts on high-impact practices and student success to examine the latest research and to address the most pressing issues related to equity, quality, and assessment to design sustainable efforts that are responsive to students’ needs and values the diversity of students’ identities,” said Tia McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers.

The following institutions will participate in the 2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success:

  • Ball State University
  • Bellevue College
  • Bristol Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Elon University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Marian University
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • McDaniel College
  • Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
  • Muhlenberg College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Northeast Essex Community College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Pima Community College
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • The University of Tennessee Southern
  • Tidewater Community College
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Saint Mary
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Westfield State University
  • West Valley College

More information about the AAC&U Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is available online.

About AAC&U

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate liberal education. Through our programs and events, publications and research, public advocacy and campus-based projects, AAC&U serves as a catalyst and facilitator for innovations that improve educational quality and equity and that support the success of all students. In addition to accredited public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities and state higher education systems and agencies throughout the United States, our membership includes degree-granting higher education institutions in more than twenty-five countries as well as other organizations and individuals.