High Impact Practices

The High Impact Practices Dashboard shows the numbers and percentages of student engagement in registration-based experiential learning activity for the University of Montana.  The number of participating students depicts a unique headcount of students who registered for at least one course flagged in the Banner system with a High Impact Practice attribute.  The High Impact Practices tracked in this dashboard do not reflect other HIP activity students engage in, such as learning communities, e-portfolios or capstone courses.  Research show students who are actively engaged in experiential learning experience higher retention and graduation rates and enjoy other educational and personal advantages compared to students who do not participate in experiential learning.

Sources: Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale by George D. Kuh and Ken O’Donnell, with Case Studies by Sally Reed (Washington, DC, AAC&U, 2013)