Application Guidelines: 2015 Institute on High Impact Practices and Student Success

All regionally accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities are eligible to apply.  The online application consists of an information section and a narrative section due no later than March 4, 2015. The narrative should not exceed 1,300 words.

Consult the following prompts to guide the narrative. Questions are meant to suggest direction rather than to be exclusive.

Need: What work has your institution planned or begun to build capacity for inclusion, engagement, and success for all students? How successful have you been at building interest and commitment? How successful have you been in transforming the curriculum to meet the changing demands for learning in the twenty-first century and the evolving demographics of the student body?  What have you already accomplished related to learning outcomes, assessment, and student success?  Who was involved?  What are your next steps?

Goals: What specific project or assignment do you expect to advance at the Institute?  How does your project advance an inclusive approach to connect individuals from a range of campus sectors to larger institutional or systemic efforts for high-quality learning and student success?  In what ways are your quality improvement and diversity efforts linked?  What do you hope to achieve in the next year and in the next three years?

Contributions:  How has your campus contributed to local, regional, or national efforts to raise expectations for learning for all students?

Team: What is the rationale for your team’s composition?  How do team members reflect a shared commitment to inclusion, engagement, and excellence on your campus?


For further questions regarding the application process, please contact Alex Belknap at