2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

June 24, 2017 to June 27, 2017
Boston University

About the Institute

Recognizing that equity must be intrinsic to quality, the 2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to help campus- and system-based teams devise equitable, integrative, learning-centered pathways that deeply connect with the assets students bring to college. Teams will work with Institute faculty to define and develop approaches to learning that are highly engaging to students and that result in more equitable outcomes. Drawing on evidence-based research that demonstrates a positive relationship between student participation in high-impact practices (HIPs) and improved student outcomes, the Institute’s purpose is to integrate and transform curricular and cocurricular practices to support higher levels of student success. The Institute will also connect high-impact teaching and learning practices to issues affecting campus climate and student well-being. The Institute program is ideal for institutions at various stages of work, and it addresses ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning.

Participants will stay in high-rise accommodations overlooking the Charles River that will provide many amenities and services to meet the needs of participants throughout the duration of the institute program. Institute meals will be provided in the dining halls adjacent to the residence halls.  Team time, built into the institute program, will allow participants to explore the surrounding areas and meet in a place of their choosing.