Ashley Finley’s Discussion of High Impact Practices for
the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning
Questions for Discussion
- As Peter Felten’s chapter highlights, writing can intersect with multiple high-impact practices (HIPs) and facilitate reflection and integration. In what ways do curricular and co-curricular HIPs at your institution…
- Offer students opportunities to practice writing for new contexts, audiences, and purposes?
- Support students’ reflection about the knowledge and experiences they are transferring into and out of HIPs?
- Use writing to prompt integration?
- Thinking about a specific HIP on your campus…
- What writing experiences have students typically encountered prior to that HIP? How might you help students make that prior writing knowledge visible – to both themselves and to faculty/staff involved with teaching/mentoring the HIP?
- What writing knowledge and practice would better prepare students for the HIP? Where in the curriculum or co-curriculum could that needed prior knowledge be introduced and practiced, and how might it be reinforced during the HIP?