High Impact Educational Practices

According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (following the work of George Kuh in High-Impact Educational Practices), a number of educational experiences are conducive to high-impact learning, including:

  • First-year seminars and experiences
  • Common intellectual experiences (such as the core curriculum)
  • Learning communities
  • Writing-intensive courses
  • Collaborative assignments and projects
  • Undergraduate research
  • Diversity and global learning in courses or programs that examine “difficult differences”
  • Service – or community-based learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone courses and projects


Student Benefit

Student Benefits

Further Reading

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Chart of Higher Impact Educational Practices (AACU)

High-Impact Practices: Applying the Learning Outcomes Literature to the Development of Successful Campus Programs