The HIP Escape Room Is Open

Snapshot of the U of A Virtual HIP Escape Room
University of Arkansas

Snapshot of the U of A Virtual HIP Escape Room

All members of the university community are invited to participate in our first ever U of A Virtual HIP Escape Room!

The HIP Escape Room was created in collaboration with several faculty, staff and students under the creative leadership of Shanda Hood, teaching assistant professor. The Escape Room will be available from now until July 30.

In addition, all university faculty, staff and students are invited to register here to participate in discussions of high-impact educational practices, or HIP, from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 30, in the Arkansas Union Ballroom. Seating is limited.

Examples of all 11 high-impact practices are present on our campus. You can learn more about HIPs on our campus at

According to the AAC&U, the 11 high-impact practices are:

  • First-Year Seminars,
  • Common Intellectual Experiences, 
  • Learning Communities, 
  • Writing-Intensive Courses, 
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects,
  • Undergraduate Research,
  • Diversity/Global Learning,
  • ePortfolios,
  • Service learning/Community-Based Learning, 
  • Internships and
  • Capstone Courses and Projects. 

Wellness Programs are also high-impact practices for U of A students and will be included in the conversations.

The HIP Discussions are sponsored by the ARSC Student Success Team; Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education; Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Student Success Center; Teaching Faculty and Support Center; Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support; and many others.   


Deborah Korth, teaching professor and director of student success
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


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