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ERIC Number: EJ1160826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
HIPs at Ten
Kuh, George; O'Donnell, Ken; Schneider, Carol Geary
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v49 n5 p8-16 2017
2017 is the anniversary of the introduction of what are now commonly known as high-impact practices (HIPs). Many of the specific activities pursued under the HIPs acronym have been around in some form for decades, such as study abroad, internships, and student-faculty research. It was about ten years ago that, after conferring HIPs at Ten with Carol Schneider, George Kuh used the phrase "high-impact practices" in his essay introducing the 2006 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) annual report. This article reflects on the evolution of HIPs as a demonstrably powerful set of interventions to foster student success. The authors briefly summarize what HIPs are and why they matter. They explain what has fueled HIPs' rapid, widespread acceptance, and they discuss some of the lessons learned from campus-based efforts to increase the number of students who participate in an HIP, including the attendant institutional challenges. The authors provide a glimpse of the future and a nod to other activities and practices that have HIP-like properties that, with some intentional tweaks, could also provide unusually developmentally powerful experiences for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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