HIP Quality

High-Impact Practices (HIP) Quality, Topical Module (2023)

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This module—developed for the Assessing Quality and Equity in High-Impact Practices project, supported by Lumina Foundation—explores the extent to which HIP experiences incorporate elements theorized to account for their educational benefits and enable participating institutions to examine quality and equity concerns related to high-quality HIP experiences as well as reasons for nonparticipation. Students who indicated on the core NSSE that they have done or are doing at least one HIP receive a set of questions—Questions for HIP Participants—probing their experience, while those who have not done any of the HIPs receive a different set of questions—Questions for Non-Participants—exploring either their plans to participate in a HIP or possible barriers to participation, and an open-ended item to name another powerful learning experience.

Questions for HIP Non-Participants

"Plan To Do"

STUDENT DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE ABOVE "PARTICIPANTS" SET, BUT PLANS TO DO AT LEAST ONE HIP.

21. Earlier, you indicated that you plan to participate in: An internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement [Example]

HIP SELECTED RANDOMLY FROM AMONG THOSE FOR WHICH THE STUDENT RESPONDED "PLAN TO DO"

We have some follow-up questions about your plans. First, how certain are you that you will participate in [SELECTED HIP](3=Very certain, 2=Somewhat certain, 1=Not at all certain)

22. When are you most likely to participate in [SELECTED HIP]? (1=Before the end of this term, 2=During the summer or another break, 3=Next fall, 4=Next winter or spring, 5=Before you graduate, but after next year, 6=After you graduate)

23. Which of the following is a reason why you might not participate in [SELECTED HIP]? (Read all reasons below and select all that apply.)

  • You do not know enough about it
  • It is not offered at this institution to the best of your knowledge
  • You are not interested
  • You already completed an experience like this
  • You heard negative things about it
  • It is not related to your major(s)
  • You don’t need it to graduate (not required by your major or degree program, for example)
  • You can’t fit it into your academic plans at this institution
  • You think you would not be eligible or selected, or you applied and were not accepted
  • You do not meet the GPA requirement
  • People like you are unlikely to participate
  • You would not feel comfortable or welcomed doing it
  • You would not feel prepared for it
  • Parents, other family members, or other peers discourage you from participating
  • Language would be a barrier
  • You study remotely
  • It is not affordable
  • It is not feasible due to family or work obligations
  • It is not feasible because of where you live
  • COVID-19 pandemic restrictions
  • Other

23a. Please specify: __________________ [Text box]

24. So far at this institution, have you had any educational experiences that profoundly impacted you or that you consider life-changing? If so, please describe. (5,000 character limit; at the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to comment on your overall experience at this institution.) [Text box]

"Do Not Plan To Do" or "Undecided"

STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR NEITHER THE "PARTICIPANTS" NOR THE "PLAN TO DO" SETS.

Earlier, you indicated that you do not plan to participate or are undecided about some educational opportunities.

31. If there were no barriers (availability, cost, time, etc.) to your participation, how interested would you [be]/[have been] in the following opportunities? (3=Very interested, 2=Somewhat interested, 1=Not at all interested) VERB TENSE DEPENDS ON FIRST-YEAR OR SENIOR STATUS.

a. An internship, co-op, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement
b. A learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together
c. A study abroad program
d. A research project with a faculty member
e. A culminating senior experience (capstone course, senior project or thesis, portfolio, recital, comprehensive exam, etc.)
f. A course at this institution that includes a community-based project (service-learning)

You indicated that you are very or somewhat interested in: An internship, coop, field experience, student teaching, or clinical placement. [Example]

HIP SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE FOR WHICH THE STUDENT WAS AT LEAST "SOMEWHAT INTERESTED"

We have a few follow-up questions about this type of experience.

32. How much do you know about this type of experience? (5=Very much, 4=Quite a bit, 3=Some, 2=Very little, 1=Nothing at all)

33. How much has this institution informed you about opportunities to participate in this type of experience? (5=Very much, 4=Quite a bit, 3=Some, 2=Very little, 1=Nothing at all)

34. How much do you know about what is needed for you to participate? (5=Very much, 4=Quite a bit, 3=Some, 2=Very little, 1=Nothing at all)

35a. Which of the following is a reason why you would not participate in [SELECTED HIP]? (Read all reasons below and select all that apply.)

  • You do not know enough about it
  • It is not offered at this institution to the best of your knowledge
  • You are not interested
  • You already completed an experience like this
  • You heard negative things about it
  • It is not related to your major(s)
  • You don’t need it to graduate (not required by your major or degree program, for example)
  • You can’t fit it into your academic plans at this institution
  • You think you would not be eligible or selected, or you applied and were not accepted
  • You do not meet the GPA requirement
  • People like you are unlikely to participate
  • You would not feel comfortable or welcomed doing it
  • You would not feel prepared for it
  • Parents, other family members, or other peers discourage you from participating
  • Language would be a barrier
  • You study remotely
  • It is not affordable
  • It is not feasible due to family or work obligations
  • It is not feasible because of where you live
  • COVID-19 pandemic restrictions
  • Other

35b. Please specify: __________________ [Text box]

36. So far at this institution, have you had any educational experiences that profoundly impacted you or that you consider life-changing? If so, please describe. (5,000 character limit; at the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to comment on your overall experience at this institution.) [Text box]

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