Topic: High Impact Practices
Students involved in High-Impact Practices (HIPS) show better retention, higher GPA and succeed more in graduating college. HIPS have been implemented at California State University, Fullerton to promote active student engagement in academic endeavors, as culturally-responsive educational practices, particularly for underrepresented students to close the achievement gaps.
Critique is a primary high-impact practice within the arts that can be transferred to any non-arts discipline. This presentation will provide an overview of a project that reveals the powerful impact of critique to engage students in collaborative, peer-driven, shared intellectual experiences that lead to metacognition and the development of critical thinking and verbal competencies.