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The High Impact Practices group strives to build a culture of HIPs at UWT and identify gaps in current practices to ensure all students have access to them.  The HIPs team has convened two UW Tacoma Communities of Practice teams  to share, promote, and assess HIPs across campus.  Currently two HIPs practices are the focal points of our efforts.

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Communities of Practice Teams

During summer 2018, and and continuing through academic year 2018-19, faculty, staff, and students gathered to support the development of undergraduate research/scholarly/creative work and community engaged learning at UWT. Their work in compiling a report on best practices and developing guidelines for designations of courses and co-curricular events was a huge success and a first step toward better access to HIPs.  This work helps us assess equity of student access to these opportunities in community engaged learning and undergraduate research, while also supporting campus’s application for the Carnegie classification for Community Engagement.  Below are some of the accomplishments: 

COMMUNITY ENGAGED LEARNING TEAM

  • Core Members:  D.C. Grant (chair)⠂ Jeff Cohen⠂Justin Wadland⠂Sarah Hampson⠂Erica Cline⠂Joe Lawless ⠂Paul Prociv⠂Ruth Bernstein⠂Vanessa de Veritch Woodside ⠂Robin Evans-Agnew⠂Karen Cowgill⠂Kathleen Farrell⠂Linda Ishem
  • CEL Community of Practice Report
  • Campus and Team Success!- Recommendations from these reports were endorsed by UWT APCC on December 12, 2018 to guide the process and policy of assigning "S" designations for courses that are community engaged. Academic units will now be invited to draw upon these guidelines in evaluating their curriculum for "S" designation as a community engaged course.  This designation will begin the process for the recognition, access and improvement of high impact courses across campus. 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TEAM

  • Core Members:  Emma Rose (chair)⠂ Alaina Bull ⠂Cindy Schaarschmidt ⠂James Gawel ⠂Ruth Vanderpool ⠂Bonnie Becker ⠂Leighann Chaffee ⠂Christopher Marriott ⠂Lisa Isozaki
  • Research Community of Practice Report
  • Campus and Team Success!- Recommendations from these reports were endorsed by UWT APCC on December 12, 2018 to guide the process and policy of assigning "R" designations for courses that incorporate undergraduate research, scholarship, or creative work. Academic units will now be invited to draw upon these guidelines in evaluating their curriculum for "R" designation.