Blog Series: Exploring High Impact Practices (HIP) for a Deeper Understanding

August 24, 2023

The teaching and learning practices that will be described and discussed within this blog series are designated as “high-impact practices,” or HIPs. Dr. George Kuh developed the term High-Impact Practices in 2008 in his AAC&U monograph “High-Impact Educational Practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter.” (link). He then identified 11 instructional practices associated with better outcomes using the National Survey of Student Engagement dataset. These practices were chosen based on evidence of significant educational benefits for students who participate in them—including those from demographic groups historically underserved by higher education. These practices can take many different forms, depending on student characteristics/competencies and on institutional priorities and contexts, which we will begin to break down within this blog series.

This week’s topic: Community-based Learning/ Service Learning Aug. 24, 2023