New Research on Student Experiences with High-Impact Practices: Effective and Efficient Ways to Implement, Connect, and Scale
Association of American Colleges & Universities, Washington, D.C., January 25, 2014
- Michael Reder, Connecticut College (U.S.)
- Luke Millard, Birmingham City University (U.K.)
- Jeffrey Coker and Desiree Porter, Elon University (U.S.)
Questions of quality, access, and success are at the heart of higher education discussions. How can we create the highest impact educational experiences, for the most students, most efficiently? This session presents new research from three diverse institutions (Birmingham City University in the U.K., Connecticut College and Elon University in the U.S.) studying conditions that underlie successful engaged learning experiences, ways to foster faculty-student learning communities, and factors that impact student engagement with multiple high-impact practices. Attendees will take away strategies for both implementing and researching quality, accessible high-impact practices at their institutions.
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