High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) can have a transformative change in personal development, educational growth, and increased marketability. Some HIPs activities and characteristics of high-quality HIPs include:  

  • Apply classroom knowledge to an Internship or Research opportunity
  • Experience collaborative Research Projects
  • Culmination experience demonstrating competence in a project or class (Capstone or Research Symposium)
  • Experience in Field-Based Research or Projects within a diverse community
  • Service-Learning project with a community organization
  • Participation in off-campus Research, Academic Internship, or Study Abroad Opportunities
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Students involved in High-Impact Educational Practices**:

  • Make better connections with faculty
  • Increase interpersonal skills
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Have higher GPAs
  • Are more likely to graduate on time
  • Are happier with their education
  • Increased critical thinking and writing skills
  • Greater appreciation for diversity
  • Are better prepared for the workforce or grad school

**Benefits have been found to be greater for First-Generation and under-served students.

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Student Engagement Impacts
94
Internships sites served through UCDC and UCCS annually
12,820
volunteer hours to the community
240
Undergraduate research symposium presentations
5,565
Health Professions workshop attendees each year
28
Student-taught courses each year
85
National and Prestigious Award recipients over the last 5 years

 

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