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High Impact Practices Advisory Group

The purpose of the Experience Learning High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Advisory Group is to continue to work together to strengthen experiential learning opportunities offered across our campus, increase access for more students to participate in them, and develop a coalition of collaboration and mutual support for these activities across UT Knoxville.

The term, “High Impact Practices,” comes from the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ definition of high impact education practices, as supported by the research of Dr. George Kuh. At the University of Tennessee, our Experience Learning initiative has great overlap with many of the high-touted, researched, and supported educational practices that have been proven to increase retention, strengthen persistence towards graduation, and grow graduation rates of students across the United States and beyond. Our QEP is rooted in these opportunities, and in collaboration with the offices, units, and centers below, we seek to ensure that our student becomes more successful by participating in these educational opportunities.

Member Name Campus Office/Center/Unit University Division
1 Jennifer Gramling Teaching & Learning Center
Office of Online Programs
Academic Affairs
2 Kelly Ellenburg Office of Service-Learning Academic Affairs
3 Marisa Moazen Office of Undergraduate Research
Office of Community Engagement
Research & Engagement
4 Noah Rost Programs Abroad Office Academic Affairs
5 Jessica Wildfire Center for Leadership & Service Office Student Life
6 Amy Childress Living & Learning Communities Student Life
7 Stephanie Kit Center for Career Development Student Life
8 Jason Mastrogiovanni First Year Studies Academic Affairs
9 Michael McFall Office of Institutional Research & Assessment Academic Affairs
10 Carol Andes Creative Communications Marketing & Communications
11 Clayton Alexander Office of Admissions/Enrollment Management Academic Affairs
12 Holly Dean University Libraries Academic Affairs
13 Doug Renalds Student Success Center Academic Affairs
14 Andrew Seidler Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships Academic Affairs
15 Virginia Stormer University Honors Program Academic Affairs
16 Ashleigh Moyer Center for Student Engagement Student Life
17 Brent Lamons Academic Advising Academic Affairs
18 Tanisha Jenkins Office of Multicultural Student Life Student Life
19 Alissa Sommerfeldt Teaching & Learning Innovation Academic Affairs
20 Mark Willoughby Office of Student Engagement,
Haslam College of Business
Haslam College of Business, Academic Affairs
21 Javiette Samuel Office of Community Engagement & Outreach Research & Engagement
22 Kristin Teeple Teaching & Learning Innovation Academic Affairs
23 John Walker Experience Learning Academic Affairs
24 Clayton Frazier Experience Learning Academic Affairs
25 Chris Lavan * Experience Learning Academic Affairs

*indicates the convener of the group

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