High Impact Practice
(It's All in the HIPs)
High Impact Practices are transformational learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom that provide:
- performance expectations at appropriately high levels
- significant student engagement by investment of time and effort
- meaningful and substantive learning interactions with faculty, staff, students, or external entities
- experiences with diversity*, complexity, and change
- frequent and meaningful feedback
- reflective and integrated learning
- experiential learning
*wherein students are exposed to and must contend with people and circumstance that differ from those with which students are familiar (AAC&U Publication Taking HIPs to the Next Level - George D. Kuh)
CSUF Strategic Plan 2018-2023 - Goal 1: "Provide a transformative educational experience and environment for all students."
Part 1: : Program Lifecycle
CSUF Procedures and Practices
It all begins (or should) at least 12-18 Months IN ADVANCE with...
Some departments and colleges start even earlier!
(12-18 Months Out)
- When? On-Campus Meetings, Travel Dates & Itinerary
- Who? How Many Faculty Leaders?
- What? Course Information
- Why? Program, Location, Course Rationale
- How? Provider Supported or Independently Coordinated
- Program Agreement or No Program Agreement
- Related Experience (Travel, Language, Content Area)
(12-18 Months Out)
- Department Approval
- College Approval
Approval Continued: Budget
(12-18 Months Out)
- Minimum Numbers: Based on Enrollment AND Budget
- Costs: Students and Program Leaders
- Funding and Implications
- 3-part Approval: Department, College, EIP
Budget approval is the key to moving forward! Once a budget is approved, program promotion can begin.
Ideas for Program Leader Recruitment
(6-12 Months Out)
- Social Media
- Peer Engagement
- Info Sessions
- Study Abroad Fair
- Classroom Presentations
- Advising (1:1 and in Groups)
- Email/ Campus Announcements
(2-7 Months Out)
- Travel and Insurance Requests: The typical College deadline is 85-90 Days prior to your program departure date!
- Student and Vendor Payments
- Passports and Visas
- Pre-Departure Orientations: Online & In-Person
- Registration Tasks: Terra Dotta, Providers, Courses and course Scheduling
(The moment we've all been waiting for!)
- Teach/Learn: Lectures abroad/away
- Visit: Cultural and site visits
- Experience: People, food, climate, language, sights, smells, challenges, surprises
- Transform: Serve, Research, Intern
- Process and Reflect: Individually and Together
- Engage: With hosts and the local community, within the cohort
Program Leader roles may vary by department or college, but some hats you will likely wear include:
- University Official*
- Manager* (Risk, classroom, financial)
- Confidant/ Friend
- Country and Cultural Expert
- Mandated Reporter*
The Program Leader is on call 24/7 for the duration of the program.
Global Engagement Team in the Study Abroad Office can provide support or guidance to you and your department in these areas:
- Program & Administrative Process Management
- Application Management
- Risk Management (Insurance requests and claims)
- Pre- & Post-Departure + Re-Entry
- On-site Staffing
- Technical Support
Academic Departments/ Dean's Office Staff
- Document Processing (TRs/ Course Scheduling)
- Accounting Support (Student Payments/ Vendor Payments/ Expense Claims)
- Recruitment Support
- Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) – Application deadline is usually in the fall semester of the previous AY.
- Department Support
- Grants/ Donations
- Disclosure to students
- Center for Internships & Community Engagement (CICE) - Faculty Grants
- Financial awards may sometimes impact a student's financial aid, so we recommend that students check in with the Office of Financial Aid to verify if and how they may be affected by receiving any funding provided by the program.
- Whether disbursed directly to a student or paid directly to a vendor on a student’s behalf, all amounts must be reported to Financial Aid, so that office can determine if the support will cause any necessary modifications.
Please be aware, certain funding support may be restricted, depending on the funding source. Please refer to the CSUF "Fiscal Guidance" document on our website for more information.
Questions? Feel free to contact us!
Let's Get Planning!
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