Office of Academic Assessment

High-Impact Practices (HIPS)

UW-Whitewater is committed to providing experiences that enhance student learning and development, which is articulated in the university's Strategic Plan 2017-2022. Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan states that we will build upon the strong foundation of our LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) initiative to define, establish, and promote High-Impact Practices (HIPs).


UW-Whitewater is committed to providing experiences that enhance student learning and development, which is articulated in the university's Strategic Plan 2017-2022. Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan states that we will build upon the strong foundation of our LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) initiative to define, establish, and promote High-Impact Practices (HIPs). The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to define High Impact Practices and communicate their relevance in an effort to promote a culture of engagement, increase participation of HIPs among underrepresented populations, and promote effective implementation for optimal engagement for all students. UWW participates in a wide range of High Impact Practices such as: Honors; Learning Communities, Freshman Year Seminar (New Student Seminar); Study Away; Undergraduate Research Program; Student Employment, Athletics, and Community Based Learning. UWW offers a “suite” of HIPs, making several HIPs available from the moment students arrive on campus and continuing throughout their experience at UWW. Several opportunities extend across multiple years, giving students the chance to continue in experiences they find rewarding.

The National Association of System Heads (NASH) selected the University of Wisconsin System as one of four systems to participate in a focused project within its Taking Student Success to Scale (TS3) initiative. This project is focused on defining, assessing, and "scaling up" High Impact Practices (HIPs) to make them accessible and of high quality and impact for all students. UW-Whitewater will initially focus on Community-Based Learning and Student Employment.

The work on defining best practices for these two HIPs will inform the scaling of other HIPs across our university.

A one-day, two-track workshop took place on Wednesday, January 16th. One track focused on Community-Based Learning (CBL), and the other track focused on Student Employment. The aim of the workshop was to define the essential learning outcomes for CBL and Student Employment at UW-W, and to create a rubric to evaluate them in all CBL courses and in all student employment experiences.

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Office of Academic Assessment
450 Heide Hall 
800 West Main Street 
Whitewater, WI 53190 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

 

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