Topic: High Impact Practices
High Impact Practices (HIPs) are an effective way to increase student performance and retention. However, how to identify HIPs and measure their impact remains a challenge. The office of institutional research and the office of assessment at CSUF collaborated to address this challenge by setting standards of identifying HIPs, and determining measurement expectations that are tied to their learning outcomes.
To facilitate a coherent, integrated, and learning-focused curriculum, CSU Bakersfield has developed a new General Education program structured by High-Impact Practices. This presentation will detail our journey, with particular emphasis on faculty engagement at each stage. Attendees will develop tools for creating this type of innovative program on their own campuses.