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Enhance High Impact Practices (Augusta University-2023)

Strategy/Project Name: 
Enhance High Impact Practices
Momentum Area: 
Strategy/Project Description: 

The AU High Impact Practices (HIP) Implementation Team participates in the USG process to support the statewide HIP goals as a critical element of our Momentum Approach.  

Activity Status: 
Evaluation/Assessment plan: 

Evaluation Plan and measures:

Evaluation based on a finalized document defining HIPs at AU.


Drafting the definitions and creating a website.

Baseline measure (for each KPI):

Initiating activities to support HIPs.

Current/most recent data (for each KPI) [NEW for 2023]:

The primary HIPs currently underway at AU are: Internships, FYE/SYE, Study Abroad/ Study Away, Capstones and Undergraduate Research.

Goal or targets (for each KPI):

Submit to University Curriculum Committee for feedback and support.

Time period/duration


Progress and Adjustments: 

The HIPs implementation team has attended several statewide training sessions to learn about the processes that others are using and are generating a plan for the coming year.

Plan for the Year Ahead: 
  • Work with IE & Registrar to identify current classes coded as HIPS.
  • Coordinate a course designation criterion for identifying and defining various HIPs.
  • Continue to offer a series of faculty development opportunities around HIPs pedagogy
  • Create draft for website.
Challenges and Support: 


  • Faculty knowledge of HIPs
  • Faculty and Scheduler engagement with HIP attributes. 
  • Correctly identifying HIP courses in our SIS system.
  • Paid faculty time to develop High Impact Practice teaching strategies and courses
Primary Contact: 
Zach Kelehear, Vice Provost
Quentin Davis, Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research