High-Impact Practices at WSU
Due to their positive associations with student learning and retention, certain undergraduate opportunities are designated “high-impact.” High-Impact Practices (HIPs) share several traits: They demand considerable time and effort, facilitate learning outside of the classroom, require meaningful interactions with faculty and students, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and provide frequent and substantive feedback.
The UCORE curriculum provides a number of opportunities for participation in high-impact practices, including the including the senior capstone experience course [CAPS] requirement, along with other experiences as appropriate to the course and discipline.
At WSU, seniors are asked about their participation in six HIPs (service learning, learning communities, research with faculty, internship or field experiences, study abroad, and culminating senior experiences) every other spring as part of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
For more information about HIP opportunities at WSU, see:
- UCORE Integrative Capstones
- Academic Success and Career Center Internship Support for Students
- Center for Civic Engagement Service Learning
- Office of Undergraduate Research and SURCA
- First-year Focus Learning Communities
- International Programs Study Abroad