High Impact Practices (HIPs)

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has designed the teaching and learning practices outlined below as “high-impact practices,” (HIPs). Their research shows that purposefully participating in the practices provides lasting educational benefits for students, particularly students who have been historically underserved by our educational institutions. HIPs ask students to explore critical issues, in community, and to reflect on what they have gained through this experience. 

For more information and to learn more about HIPs at App please go to the High Impact Practices Site

  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Capstone Courses and Projects
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Learning Communities

  • Internships
  • Community-Engaged Learning
  • First Year Seminars and Experineces
  • ePortfolios
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Writing Intensive Courses