Assessing Quality and Equity in High-Impact Practices
The Assessing Quality and Equity in High-Impact Practices (HIPs) project, supported by Lumina Foundation, builds on NSSE’s key role in catalyzing interest in HIPs, assessing HIPs, and supporting colleges and universities to use NSSE data to improve HIP quality and equity. It also builds on our longstanding commitment to study and advance effective educational practice and student success. It promises an approach to address the current urgency to make HIPs more widespread while assuring their effectiveness, as well as to develop long-term strategies for studying and assessing HIPs.
What are HIPs?
High-Impact Practices (HIPs) at Augsburg University include:
• AugSem as a first year seminar.
• Undergraduate research experiences supported by URGO, the TRiO McNair Scholars Program, STEM Programs and other faculty-student undergraduate research experiences.
• Internships as supported by Strommen, UpTurnships, departmental internship programs, as well as other internship experiences.
• Study away or study abroad, including the River semester.
• Keystone courses.
The questions on the survey are about special learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, first-year seminars, service-learning, and study abroad. Information will be used by faculty and administrators at your school to improve the undergraduate experience and by higher education researchers at Indiana University’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Risks and Benefits
There is a risk of loss of confidentiality. There are no direct benefits of participation but your feedback will be helpful to your institutions to enhance undergraduate education.
This survey is conducted in a partnership between your school and by higher education researchers at Indiana University’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Your survey responses will be provided to your school for research, institutional assessment, and improvement.
Your school and IU investigators will make every effort to keep your responses confidential, although absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Neither your college nor the IU investigators will make any public release of information associated with your name while using survey results for their intended purpose (to improve the college experience and conduct research), but personally identifiable responses may be inspected by college and government organizations when required by law.
NSSE High-Impact Practices