Abilene Christian University is partnering with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to host a series of two-year, cohort-based research seminars examining critical features of student success with a special emphasis on developing, implementing, and assessing high-impact practices.
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) designates “high-impact practices,” or HIPs, based on evidence of significant educational benefits for students who participate in them—including and especially those from demographic groups historically underserved by higher education. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and institutional priorities and contexts.
The work produced through the seminars, plus submissions from a broader call will be presented at a biennial conference hosted at ACU in Fall 2024. Additionally, the Christian Higher Education journal will produce a special issue featuring the selected papers from the cohort and conference.