High-Impact Educational Practices

What are High-Impact Educational Practices? 

High-Impact practices (HIPs) are student centered and faculty driven when instructors actively engage their students in learning. Through engagement in in their learning, students see increased success in the university. It is these practices that are highlighted in UCO’s Central Six and Transformative Learning mission.

There are ten practices that have been shown to improve academic performance with students in higher education and include:

  • Undergraduate Research
  • First Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Commons
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects

For more information about each of these practices, please see this helpful handout, High-Impact Educational Practices

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