High Impact Educational Practices
Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
High-impact learning happens when students are actively engaged in the educational process, when their learning goes beyond the classroom to be applied in their academic, personal and work lives. Students engaged in high-impact learning often see improvement in grade point averages, get their degrees more quickly, and are more engaged in their education. This session will provide a brief overview of concepts of high impact practices (AAC&U, 2008). Institutional data from the faculty survey of student engagement (FSSE) and national survey of student engagement (NSSE) will be presented and discussed by CETL Director, Dr. Baffour. Dr. Henderson will present a case study on the use of diversity and global learning as a HIP. This presentation will discuss the process of co-constructing personal and social responsibility through student developed issue briefs and advocacy commercials. Preliminary data will be shared on how course activities promote awareness of and commitment to social justice among undergraduate students. Dr. Manju Bhat will present a case study regarding the use of collaborative assignments in an undergraduate class. He will also share preliminary data concerning how these activites impacted student motivation, and student learning outcomes.