High-Impact Practices Course Redesign Institute

Many IUPUI instructors teach courses using high-impact practices (HIPs), which have been shown to promote deep learning. The HIPs Course Redesign Institute (CRI) is intended for instructors who currently teach courses utilizing one of the following HIPs: undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, or internships. Institute participants will collaboratively evaluate and refine their current course designs in ways that improve student learning outcomes and promote equity and inclusion. Specifically, participants will use the IUPUI HIPs taxonomies and backwards course design to maximize the effectiveness of their courses.

The institute will take place in four 3-hour sessions over five weeks; participants will also have opportunities to meet one-on-one with CTL consultants and HIP experts. Participants are required to attend all sessions and will receive $500 in professional development funds upon successful creation of the following products:

  • revised learner-centered syllabus
  • revised assignment and associated rubric
  • course map
  • course revision plan
  • showcase poster

By the end of the Institute, participants will be able to:

  • employ backwards design to refine a HIP course
  • incorporate inclusive and equitable teaching practices
  • utilize instructional technologies in ways that are accessible to all learners
  • develop and assess student learning outcomes
  • continually assess and evaluate HIP courses to guide instructional practice

The 2018 HIPs CRI will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sept 20, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, Sept 27, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Week of October 1: Optional consultations with CTL staff and HIPs experts
  • Thursday, October 11: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, October 18: 9 a.m. – noon


IUPUI, IUPUC, or IUFW faculty who are teaching a course using one of the following HIPs are welcome to apply: undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, and internships. Faculty who are selected for the institute are expected to participate in all sessions.


Interested faculty need to submit an online application and a copy of their current HIPs course syllabus by September 12.

Click here to submit an application

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: (317) 274-1300
755 West Michigan Street
UL 1125
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
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