High-Impact Practices (HIPs) engage students in a transformative undergraduate experience within and beyond the classroom. Our goal is to ensure that all Otis College students have access to and engage in multiple high-impact practices in their academic career and gain the relevant academic knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be career-ready and engaged citizens upon graduation.

The following teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts.

High-Impact Practices at Otis College

National Survey of Student Engagement

We measure how students feel about student engagement, especially high-impact practices that through National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).