Kennesaw State University

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!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Building H Room 202

Michael Reder (2006) states that assigning student writing is an “efficient way not only to engage students with the content of the material they are learning but also to foster the development of the thinking abilities we want in our students.” Participants in this workshop will discuss research-based strategies for designing, assigning, and responding to student writing in our various disciplines. We will examine ways to scaffold writing-to-learn activities with longer writing assignments. We will also practice teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

In addition to having been the QEP for the last ten years, Global Learning is also one of the High-Impact Practices. Study abroad is usually an intensive way of promoting global learning, but you do not have to send your students abroad to promote global understanding. In collaboration with the Division of Global Affairs, this workshop will unpack global learning as a pedagogy to understand why it is so powerful, what it can do for your students, and how you can incorporate it in your courses and/or get involved with the DGA programs and initiatives.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

One of the ten “high-impact practices” is to explore “difficult differences ” such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles for human rights, freedom, and power. This exploration is crucial in today’s multicultural society, but while this pedagogy has empirically documented impact in the classroom and can push students to develop critical thinking skills, it can also backfire if the exploration is not effectively structured.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

This "high-impact webinar" will highlight strategies and documented best practices that can be applied in any course, regardless of discipline or modality, to engage first-year students.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Join us as we unpack the meaning and purpose of the High-Impact Practice of community engagement. In this workshop, we will describe the spectrum of community engagement efforts students might undertake in your courses. We will also connect you with resources that will support you in your efforts to help students meaningfully engage with the community outside of the university. Finally, we will spend time creating an action plan for developing and implementing your own community engagement project.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

How can we help students "own" their learning? Leverage social learning theory! Collaborative learning among students on assignments and projects is a high-impact educational practice that can be implemented in a variety of ways in a variety of content areas. Benefits include building authentic work-place skills, exposure to varied perspectives and valuable insights from other students, and the potential to learn more effectively than one could on their own.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Well-designed capstone courses, projects, and internships provide opportunities for seniors to integrate and apply what they've learned in their majors. The presenters will discuss various models for desigining capstones and internships that promote integrative learning and its application.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Join us for a discussion of ways to improve student learning and engagement through High-Impact Practices (HIPs), managing high expectations for students, and focusing on improvement and alignment of learning experiences, with the goal of achieving excellence in undergraduate education.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will focus on the best practices and research associated with three high-impact educational practices: first-year seminars, learning communities, and common intellectual experiences.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Undergraduate research is a high-impact educational practice that leads to deep, meaningful learning for students (Kuh, 2008). This workshop will be focused on how faculty can get started in mentoring undergraduate researchers, how to work with teams of researchers, and how to embed meaningful undergraduate research experiences into your courses. Kennesaw State University will be hosting the largest undergraduate research conference in the country in 2019; let's start now in making our campus the epicenter of transformative undergraduate research experiences.

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