RCO Teaching Resources

High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

UNCG’s Residential Colleges are designed to include all of the high-impact educational practices (HIPs) defined by The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) as evidenced-based teaching and learning practices that have been shown to benefit student learning and engagement regardless of student background (Kuh, 2008). These HIPs include:

  • First-Year Seminars and Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects

Because of this intentional design around HIPs, UNCG’s Residential Colleges are ideal spaces for faculty development.

AAC&U’s Chart of High-Impact Education Practices

RCO Workshop Resources

Developing an Integrated Syllabus Presentation

Course Redesign: Opportunities and Complexities Handout

A guide to Backward Design of Courses

What to Know about UNCG’s Residential Colleges Presentation

Journals on Learning Communities

Learning Communities Journal

Learning Communities Research and Practice

Rubrics and Other Tools

AAC&U Value Rubrics

ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s Model of Learning Objectives

Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning

Global Engagement Curriculum Mapping Tool (download)

Learning-Centered Classroom Observation Rubric and Guide

RCO Student Learning Outcomes and Faculty Development Outcomes (download)

RCO Syllabus Template (download)

UNCG Curriculum Guide

UVA Center for Teaching Excellence’s Syllabus Rubric and Guide