Building and Scaling an Institutional HIPs Initiative
March 4, 2021
Building and scaling an institutional high-impact practices (HIPs) initiative at any institution is full of familiar challenges (gaining buy-in, supporting faculty, ensuring equity, assessing quality) as well as many that may be less familiar (addressing marketing needs, tracking experiences, etc.). This webinar shared Georgia College’s efforts to address these challenges through GC Journeys, a faculty-driven HIPs initiative. GC Journeys asks students to complete five high-impact practices during their undergraduate experience and maps their core curriculum to AAC&U’s Essential Learning Outcomes.
This webinar also explored the scope of challenge and opportunity associated with launching ambitious, large-scale HIPs initiatives. The panel shared best practices to support such initiatives and include the voices of faculty who are leading these transformative experiences.
Tia McNairVice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director of the TRHT Campus Centers, AAC&U
C. Edward WatsonChief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Pedagogy, and States Initiatives, AAC&U
Costas SpirouProvost, Georgia College
Jordan CoferAssociate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences, Georgia College
Cynthia AlbyProfessor of Education, Faculty Director for GC Journeys, Georgia College
Hasitha MahabadugeAssociate Professor of Physics, Georgia College