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Teaching Effectiveness Institute

High Impact Practices: Fostering Student Engagement, Success, and Retention

Thursday, January 8, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Fully Online

Workshop by Faculty Development and Instructional Design Staff and Invited Faculty


Tools for High Impact Practices

High-impact practices (HIPs) are proven educational learning experiences that foster more engaged learning, improved performance, advanced skill development and degree completion. HIPs are designed to help your students become adaptive, successful learners who can succeed in the 21st century workplace.

In this institute, you will learn about what HIPs are and how you can integrate them into your teaching. Hear directly from experienced NIU faculty who will share some of the high-impact practices they have implemented in their courses.

Want to learn more about one of the HIPs: ePortfolios? Register for the afternoon session which will focus on the culminating high-impact practice of ePortfolios.

This institute will take place completely online! You can participate from the comfort and convenience of your own home, office, or other location. All that is needed to participate is a computer and an Internet connection.

Complete details for participating online will be provided to registered participants, one week before the institute. Advance registration is required and a computer with Internet access is needed in order to participate during the live sessions. The tentative schedule for the institute is as follows:

Tentative Agenda

8:45 a.m.
 Log into session
9:00 a.m.
 Opening remarks and logistics for online live session
9:15 a.m.
 High-Impact Practices (HIPs), what they are and why they matter
10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
 NIU faculty share their high-impact practice experiences
12:00 p.m.
 Conclusion and evaluation

Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This institute is open only to NIU faculty, instructors, and SPS and Civil Services staff. Registered participants will receive workshop materials and a certificate of participation. Please register by the deadline. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by Monday, January 5, 2015 at so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014.

Last Updated: 11/10/2014