'Are We HIP and Well Enough?" Conference on July 31

Over 300 members of the campus community have attended one of the previous HIP events
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Over 300 members of the campus community have attended one of the previous HIP events

The next installment of the High-Impact Educational Practices or 'HIP' conversations on campus will include a dose of wellness at the "Are We HIP and Well Enough?" Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the Reynolds Center.

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And please spread the word to other faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students who you think might be interested in this interdisciplinary approach to improving student success at the UofA.

Poster proposals for the conference will still be considered until June 28.

The conference goals include:

·       Accentuating High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) implemented on our campus

·       Highlighting activities concerning wellness and well-being of campus students, faculty and/or staff

·       Exploring the creation of a campus culture of wellness that promotes HIPs

·       Promoting conversations among faculty and staff centered on students and student success programs and projects

The conference will include a variety of presentation types - lectures, round table discussions, panel discussions and posters - given by faculty, students and graduate assistants from across our campus community.

"I am excited about exploring answers to the question, 'Are We HIP and Well Enough?' together," said Trevor Francis, director of Student Success. "The conference, which will discuss links between high-impact practices and wellness, is sure to produce new collaborations, new research areas, and new approaches to our high-impact practices. See you there!"

According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, research indicates that HIPs promote success, especially for under-served students. Examples of success-promoting HIPs include:

·       First-year experiences

·       Common intellectual experiences

·       Learning communities

·       Writing-intensive courses

·       Collaborative assignments and projects

·       Undergraduate research

·       Diversity/global learning

·       ePortfolios

·       Service learning

·       Community-based learning

·       Internships

·       Capstone courses and projects

After the July 31 retreat, participants are invited to gather at Farrell's Lounge on Dickson Street.  This conference is sponsored in part by the Offices of Student Success and the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education.  To sign up, please visit https://hogsync.uark.edu/submitter/form/start/262226


Deborah Korth, director, Fulbright Student Success
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-7661, dkorth@uark.edu


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