High-Impact Educational Practices

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High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) are a set of evidence-based teaching and learning practices that have been shown to improve learning, sustain and promote knowledge transfer, and increase student retention and completion rates.


High-Impact Educational Practices at UAA

UAA incorporates many High-Impact Educational Practices in its academics and student programming. These HIPS are ones faculty may want to explore for integration into their courses:

What Makes These High-Impact Educational Practices?


George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges & University identified these High-Impact Educational Practices through research on the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE). Learn more about HIPS at the AAC&U.

Faculty Development & Instructional Support 
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