Teaching and Learning Resource Center

High-impact practices (HIPs)


Eleven experiences recognized by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) that promote students’ engagement, facilitate deep learning, and bolster positive outcomes for historically underserved student populations. They include: first-year seminars and experiences, common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments and projects, undergraduate research, diversity and global learning, service- or community-based learning, internships, capstone courses or projects, and ePortfolios. Learn more about high-impact practices.