Participant Information

2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

June 24 - 27, 2017

Boston University

Start: 3:30 pm on Saturday, June 24

End: 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 27

When booking travel, please plan to arrive before 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 24 and depart BU housing no later than 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 28

List of Participating Campus Teams

 Registrant List



Action Plan Feedback Form


 ****    PRESENTATIONS  ****

Sunday a.m.

Opening Plenary/Diversity Equity and Inclusion CafeTia McNair

Scaling HIPs 101: Effective Approaches to Scaling HIPsChris Navia (Scaling Sessions *WORKSHEET*)

Best Practices for Assessing HIPs: Understanding and Using Data to Enhance Student LearningTom Nelson Laird

Engaging Institutional Leadership  - Judith Ramaley

HIPs and Experiential Learning: Design and SustainabilityBecky Packard

Faculty Professional Development 101: Make Professional Development HIP Again - David Hubert (Signature Assessment Activity and Designing a Learning Community)

Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Coordination - Deanna Leone

Sunday p.m

Deep Dives into Developing HIPs Diversity/Global Learning/UG Research/Internships/CampstonesDawn Whitehead (Reference Guide , deep dives worksheet2)

Faculty Development 201: Culturally Responsive Teaching PracticesBecky Packard

Developing Institutional Tracking and Assessment for HIPsTom Nelson Laird

Intentionality and Implementation: HIPS and Guided Learning Pathways for Student SuccessTia McNair (HIPs Logic Model)

Developing HIPs in the Context of Equity-Minded Frameworks  - Tim Eatman 

Scaling HIPs 201: Islands of Innovation to Campus-wide Implementation - George Sanchez

Monday a.m.

Sustaining HIPs Over Time Through Organizational Leadership ChangeJudith Ramaley

Incorporating Diversity and Social Justice as Learning Outcomes Across Programs and Departments; Within and Across the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum - Tim Eatman

Affecting All Students: Undocumented/DACA, Race and Climate as HIPs Opportunities - George Sanchez

Examining Equity Gaps in HIPs: Access, Design, and Student Success - Tia McNair

Applying Key Principles of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment to High-Impact Practices - David Hubert



Travel Information

Getting there from the airport (transport options) Ride share services such as UBER are very big in Boston

MBTA Subway System (10 Buick St. if off of the green line at “St. Paul St.” stop)

****  Parking:

Cars are not necessary on a city campus like Boston University.  If you chose to drive, please indicate on your registration that you will be bringing a car and you will be contacted with parking instructions.    

Please note: There is an additional daily charge for daytime/overnight parking.

Overnight Parking:   pay-on-entry parking at the Langsam Garage, located at 278 Babcock Street. This lot is open & staffed from 7am – 11pm daily. The overnight pay on entry rate is approximately $25.00/day




Participant Guide

Team Leader Webinar Slides To listen to the recording - Please Click Here 

Action Plan Template

Action Plan Feedback Form

Campus Inventory

Reading List


Team Cluster Assignments and Goals

Team Leader Webinar Slides To listen to the recording - Please Click Here 


Program Information

Workshop Topics


Location for Participant Housing  CAMPUS MAP 

10 Buick St. Boston, MA 02215

Participants will stay in the BU residence hall high-rises overlooking the Charles River.  Accommodations are suite-style with four single rooms total connected by a common area and kitchen.  In suite amenities include:

  • Single bed, linens, pollows, towel, washclothes, shampoo, soap
  • Refrigerator, microwave, and stove

Things to consider bringing

  • Small hairdryer and other personal toiletries
  • clothes hangers, small alarm clock
  • Long sleeve or sweater for daytime, George Sherman Union is a large building with limited air control and may be cool
  • small umbrella in case of rain

Meals: The institute fee includes Breakfast and Lunch Sunday-Tuesday, and two receptions.  We leave dinner "on your own" to encourage you to explore the city.  Meals will be pre-loaded onto your room card received at check-in

Recreation: You will be able to purchase daily or a weekly pass to the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center at the Members Service Desk. Day passes are $12 and a weekly pass is $35.  

Attire: Dress is casual and comfortable, walking shoes are reccommended


Location of Institute Activities

George Sherman Memorial Union (775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215)

Note: The walk between 10 Buick St. and George Sherman Union is approximately 12 minutes.  Please make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes for getting between the GSU and the participant lodging  at 10 Buick St.  If you would like to take the "T" (metro) to get back and forth between these areas, 10 Buick St. is located at the "St. Paul St." stop and the student union is located at "BU Central" stop.  Passes can be purchased at any station or online at

There is also a campus shuttle that runs down commonwealth avenue that is free for participants to use with their ID cards you will receive at check in.  The shuttle runs every 15 minutes and the schedule can be found here

This page will be updated on a frequent basis.  Please check back peiodically for new information.

Questions?: Feel free to contact Alex Belknap at