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Faculty Academy on High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs)

UNG Faculty are invited to apply for the sixth Faculty Academy on High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). For a description of high-impact practices (HIPs), see the Association of American Colleges and Universities site on High-Impact Educational Practices. Overall, faculty will deepen their knowledge about research-based educational experiences. The HIP and SoTL Academies occur on a rotating basis.

Calendar 2020-2021

Date and Location Topic Meeting Mode

Saturday, September 12, 2020 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Dahlonega, Hoag ABC Meeting Room 

Introduction to Assignment Design for Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, Work-based Learning (Internships), and Capstone 

Retreat and Kickoff Celebration 

  • High-Impact Educational Practices: Ensuring Quality 
  • Projects and Aspirations 
  • Introduction to Assignment Design for Undergraduate Research, Service Learning, Work-based Learning (Internships), and Capstone 
Face to Face

Monday, October 26, 2020 
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Dahlonega, Dunlap Hall 211A 

Gainesville, Nesbitt 5105 

Coaching Session: Sharing Project Ideas and Planning 
(Each small group will investigate their selected HIP with coaches) 

Face to Face

Monday, November 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Blue Ridge, 107  

Cumming, 246 

Dahlonega, Hansford 312 

Gainesville, Dunlap-Mathis 137 

Oconee, SRC 564 

Skills and Knowledge: Using VALUE Rubrics and Taxonomies for Design 

Video Teleconference

Monday, January 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Dahlonega, Dunlap Hall 211A 

Gainesville, Nesbitt 5105 

Coaching Session: Teaching Contexts, Essential Readings, and Resources for each HIP 

(Each small group will investigate their selected HIP with coaches) 

Face to Face

Monday, February 22, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Blue Ridge, 107  

Cumming, 246 

Dahlonega, Hansford 312 

Gainesville, Dunlap-Mathis 137

Oconee, SRC 564   

HIP Tasks and Scaffolding for Student Comprehension 

Video Teleconference 

Monday, March 22, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  

Blue Ridge, 107  

Cumming, 246 

Dahlonega, Hansford 312 

Gainesville, Dunlap-Mathis 137 

Oconee, SRC 564  

Assessment of Student Progress in each HIP 

Video Teleconference 

Monday, March 29, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Dahlonega, Dunlap Hall 211A 

Gainesville, Nesbitt 5105 

Coaching Session: Finalizing Project Planning  

(Each small group will investigate their selected HIP with coaches) 

Face to Face

Saturday, April 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   

Gainesville, Robinson Ballroom A 

 

Final Reports and Celebration 

Face to Face

Purpose

After participation in the academy, faculty will be able to code the HIP project(s) in their courses per the USG HIP coding criteria. 

Skills

The purpose of this academy is to help faculty refine skills that are essential to their own and their students’ success in the classroom:

  • Design (or redesign) of a project, or projects equivalent to 51 hours of student engagement in one of three High-Impact Practices (Undergraduate Research, Work-based Learning [Internships], or Capstone), or 21 service hours in Service Learning
  • Apply educational taxonomies to be intentional about student learning outcomes
  • Implementing the ideals and practices of the Association of American Colleges and Universities initiative for a 21st century education, entitled Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP)
  • Articulate the qualities of the assignment or project that qualify it as a HIP

Knowledge

This faculty academy will help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge:

  • Research-based teaching practices
  • Methods for revising assignments for clarity
  • Strategies to create new or revised High-Impact Practice projects
  • Deeper understanding of practices and theories underpinning Undergraduate Research, Work-based Learning, Capstone, or Service Learning
  • Understanding of the 8 Key Elements that qualify an assignment or project as a High-Impact Practice

Tasks

Participants will:

  • Participate in a year-long Community of Practice, which meets via workshops, retreats, and coaching sessions
  • Learn to practice transparent assignment design
  • Study the theoretical and practical aspects of High-Impact Practices
  • Choose one practice (Undergraduate Learning, Work-based Learning, Capstone or Service Learning) for deeper study
  • Design a project, or projects, for inclusion and implementation in one course after the Academy’s completion so that the course may be coded as a level 3 High-Impact Practice course
  • Create a project, or projects, which consist of at least 51 combined hours: 51 hours of student engagement in one of three High-Impact Practices (Undergraduate Research, Work-based Learning [Internships], or Capstone), or 21 service hours in Service Learning

Criteria

Participants will create an assignment (or group of assignments) that have the following characteristics:

  • Uses the TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) protocol
  • Incorporates research-based teaching practices, specifically Service Learning, Work-based Learning, Undergraduate Research, or Capstone
  • Applies at least five of the High-Impact Practices Key Elements

Participants will also:

  • Give an oral presentation and a copy of the completed assignment(s) developed during the academy to the HIP Academy members
  • Incorporate peer feedback in revised assignment and submit via eLearning a copy of the completed assignment

Academy Logistics

If chosen as one of the academy participants, faculty members will attend a kickoff retreat in Dahlonega. Following this, participants will meet on either the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus for in-person and videoconference meetings to discuss readings and develop expertise in assignment design in Service Learning, Work-based Learning, Undergraduate Research, or Capstone. Faculty members will commit to attending academy meetings and coaching sessions. See calendar above.

Dr. Rebecca Johnston, Interim Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and Dr. Carl Ohrenberg, Interim Associate Director, will lead the Academy and provide workshops on High-Impact Practices and strategic design principles for course materials. In addition, faculty will participate in the A Community of Practice. Each topic area will have a specialist who will offer theoretical and practical insights into the practice:

  1. Service Learning (Coach: Carly Redding)
  2. Work-based Learning: (Coach: Lindsay Linsky)
  3. Undergraduate Research: (Coach: Jennifer Mook, Coach: Esther Morgan-Ellis)
  4. Capstone (Coach: Donna Gessell)

This Academy is a collaborative faculty development program from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, and the Office of Academic Engagement.

Upon successful completion, faculty members will receive a certificate marking this accomplishment.

Application 2020-2021

Please submit the Faculty Academies online application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Interest with the following ideas addressed:
    1. Why do you want to join this academy? Explain how you would expect this Academy to support your professional goals.
    2. Identify which High-Impact Practice (Service-Learning or Undergraduate Research) you will choose to study.
  3. Project Idea: A document of one page or less that indicates each of the following: 
    • Whether you will be designing a new course assignment during the Academy or if you have a course assignment(s) you will be re-designing.
    • In what course might you implement this HIP course assignment?
    • Why you think your students might benefit from a designed or re-designed course assignment?

The Steering Committee will review faculty applications and select a cohort. Apply for the Faculty Academies.

Application Process Date
Application for Faculty Academies Available March 2, 2020
Application Deadline May 29, 2020

Past Academies

2017-2018

Date and Location Topic Meeting Mode

Dahlonega: faculty attend on September 29, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Office Building 228

Gainesville: Faculty attend on October 13, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Dunlap-Mathis 137

Retreat and Kickoff Celebration

  • High-Impact Educational Practices: Ensuring Quality
  • Projects and Aspirations
  • Introduction to Assignment Design for Undergraduate Research and Service-Learning
Face-to-Face
October 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Coaching Session: Sharing Project Ideas and Planning Face-to-face and small group meetings for Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research
November 29, 2018 Skills and Knowledge: Using VALUE Rubrics and Taxonomies for Design Videoconference
December 8, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Criteria for Success in Undergraduate Research and Service-Learning Videoconference
December/January Coaching Session: Teaching Contexts, Essential Readings, and Resources for Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research Face-to-face and small group meetings for Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research
February 19, 2018

Before we meet on February 19, please read the materials in our eLearning site to prepare. Consider how this influences your UR or S-L project.
HIP Tasks and Scaffolding for Student Comprehension Videoconference via GoToMeeting

February HIP Academy Meeting
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.EST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 628-756-317

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check.
March 26, 2018

Before we meet on March 26, please read the materials on our eLearning site to prepare. Consider how this influences your UR or S-L project.
Assessment of Student Progress in Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research

Videoconference via GoToMeeting

March HIP Academy Meeting
Mon, Mar 26, 2018 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412

Access Code: 612-758-469

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check.

March Coaching Session: Finalizing Project Planning and Presentation at Retreat Face-to-face and small group meetings for Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research
April 9, 2018

Dahlonega: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Office Building 228
Academies Retreat: Celebration and Sharing of High-Impact Practices and Project Design Face-to-face meeting in Dahlonega of participants and leaders from all campuses.
May 11, 2018 HIP Academy Report See eLearning for details.

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