High Impact Educational Program

In my opinion, HIEPS comes from High-Impact Practices (HIPs). They share several traits:

  • They demand considerable time and effort,
  • facilitate learning outside of the classroom,
  • require meaningful interactions with faculty and students,
  • encourage collaboration with diverse others, and
  • provide frequent and substantive feedback

HIEPS teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts. High-impact practices that educational research suggests increase rates of student retention and student engagement. Basically, these includes:

First Year Seminar/Experience
Service/Community Based Learning
Diversity/Global Learning
Collaborative Assignment & Project
Capstone Project
Empirical Research
Interdisciplinary Approach to Assessment