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?