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
http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm

Chart of Higher Impact Educational Practices (AACU)
http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/hip_tables.pdf

High-Impact Practices: Applying the Learning Outcomes Literature to the Development of Successful Campus Programs
http://www.uwosh.edu/grants/cetl1/archive/general-education-best-practice-resources/documents/High-Impact-Practices-Applying-the-Learning-Outcomes-Litarature-to-the-Development-of-Successful-Campus-Programs.pdf