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1 What are they? What makes them effective? How can we help? High-Impact Practices

2 Definition “an investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in educationally purposeful behavior.” George D. Kuh, “Foreward,” Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality by Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. Swaner, AAC&U, 2010

3 Identified through research: First-year experiences Common intellectual experiences Learning communities Writing-intensive courses Collaborative assignments and projects Undergraduate research Diversity/global learning Service learning Community-based learning Internships Capstone courses and projects High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They MatterHigh-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter by George D. Kuh (AAC&U 2008) Follow-up study: Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality, by Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. SwanerFive High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality CALT has copies of both publications

4 What do they need to work? Require purposeful effort Build relationships Engage across differences Provide rich feedback Apply learning Encourage reflection

5 For whom do they work? Most students benefit Benefits can be dramatic Historically underserved benefit most One size does not fit all (no single HIP will work for ALL students)

6 Graduation Rates by Ethnicity and participation in High- Impact Practices 00 Latino/anot Latino/a 38% 55% gap 17 Do they matter?

7 Graduation Rates by Ethnicity and participation in High- Impact Practices 0011 Latino/anot Latino/a 38% 55% 49% 63% gap 14 Do they matter?

8 Graduation Rates by Ethnicity and participation in High- Impact Practices Latino/anot Latino/a 38% 55% 49% 63% 65% 68% gap 3 Do they matter?

9 Graduation Rates by Ethnicity and participation in High- Impact Practices Latino/anot Latino/a 38% 55% 49% 63% 65% 68% 73% 69% Source: CSU Northridge Institutional Research August, 2010 gap -4 Do they matter?

10 High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They MatterHigh-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter by George D. Kuh (AAC&U 2008)

11 Do they matter? High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They MatterHigh-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter by George D. Kuh (AAC&U 2008)

12 Do they matter? High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They MatterHigh-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter by George D. Kuh (AAC&U 2008)

13 Barriers to offering them Institutionalization: Most likely to miss historically underserved groups Kuh recommends committing to reach every student at least twice Within the first year Junior or senior year connected to the major Expense: Time commitment Lack of support

14 How can we help? Foster collaborations Promoting HIPs to students Assist with design of a HIP Explore alternative practices Develop current HIP practices Help with policies Help with assessing


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