Center for High Impact Practices and Innovation (HIPI)
The first of its kind in the state of Tennessee, the Office of High Impact Practices and Innovation (HIPI) promotes evidenced-based, equitable and high-quality student-centered high-impact pedagogies and educational activities in the classroom and beyond. A high impact practice (HIPs) is a method of evidence-based teaching that has been widely tested and shown to be beneficial for college students (Kuh, 2008). As an institution, we affirm students must interact with faculty, other students, and staff on a campus because learning does not occur in a vacuum. HIPI supports Complete College and Drive to 55 initiatives in Tennessee and the Tennessee Board of Regents' focus on high impact practices to create more globally aware, solution-oriented, and workforce-ready students.