Flagship Series: Hip to HIPs
Student learning is the objective of our teaching. Therefore, time taken to educate ourselves on the pedagogies that have the highest impact on student learning is an investment that will pay great dividends for us and our students. Fortunately, a considerable body of research exists on a group of strategies that have an empirically measurable substantial effect. They are called High-Impact Practices (HIPs), and consist of First-Year Seminars and 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. As we move into a new QEP that will transform student learning at KSU, join us to connect with the campus leads for several HIPS and learn more about each of these practices, the research behind them, the compensatory effects many of them have on underserved and underprepared student groups, and how you can incorporate these practices into your courses to enhance student learning without feeling overwhelmed. Get hip to HIPS!