What Makes HIPs So Effective?

In his 2008 book “High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter," George Kuh, Ph.D., explains why some educational activities are unusually effective. The eleven practices on the AAC&U's chart typically:

  • Demand that students devote considerable time and effort to purposeful tasks
  • Foster interactions with faculty and peers on substantive matters over extended periods of time
  • Increase the likelihood that students will experience diversity through contact with people who are different from themselves
  • Provide frequent feedback about performance on meaningful learning activities
  • Afford opportunities to see the relevance of what is being learned and transfer it to “real world" situations

Learn more about High-Impact Practices from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.​