High Impact Practices (HIPs) Course Designations

In collaboration with the Provost’s Office and Faculty Senate, the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning has developed a mechanism for designating courses that use High Impact Practices (HIPs). These are teaching strategies that have been shown to benefit learning for all students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Course Designation applications will be reviewed by a committee of expert practitioners who will evaluate the extent to which a course addresses the defining characteristics of each HIP. Courses that receive a HIP designation will be coded in Banner, so the designation will be visible to students during registration and will appear on their transcripts. This will also provide a mechanism to recognize faculty who are using HIPs, which are the types of evidence-based teaching practices that are encouraged by the Promotion and Tenure process.