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High Impact Practices (HIPs)

Curriculum Maps


Program chairs/coordinators have been asked to identify where High Impact Practices occur in their program through Curriculum Map spreadsheets.  The following video explains how to do this using the HIPs Matrix tool. 


Please contact Tim Hathaway via email for a copy of HIP's Matrix.


There are three reasons we are collecting data on HIPs in Curriculum Maps:

1. HIPs are part of Bristol’s Strategic Plan.  The plan calls for the development and scaling of these teaching strategies across campus, and mapping them is a critical part of understanding where they occur.

2. This process provides a benchmark for all types of HIPs.  Courses which have HIPs and the associated elements will be given attributes in Banner. The college will be able to track the outcomes of students based on the type of HIP.  For example, if one course is identified as a capstone, but it is not a culminating experience (according to the description in the matrix) or it doesn’t have the key elements, then it will not be given the attribute in Banner.

3. This is a professional development tool for faculty.  By self-assessing the elements of a particular course, faculty can identify areas they may need to improve. For example, if feedback is at a level 1, which is weak, they can adjust their assignment/course design to improve.