C-TELCenter for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

Our Temporary Location

206A Mabee Library | Washburn University | 785.670.2546

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High Impact Practices

High Impact Practices (HIPs) are techniques for teaching and that require students to be actively and intensively engaged in their learning and participate in critical reflection of what and how they are learning.  High impact practices have proven to be beneficial for student engagement and successful learning among students from many backgrounds.  Examples of High Impact Practices at Washburn are profiled here to inspire further development of these kinds of learning opportunities across our campus.

First Year Experience

Content pending.  Check back again soon.

Common Intellectual Experiences

Learning Communities

Writing Intensive Courses

Collaborative Assignments and Projects

Undergraduate Research

Diversity/Global Learning

Service Learning/Community Based Learning


Capstone Courses and Projects