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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.

2018-2019 HIP Group Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Location: Hodges Library, Mary Greer Room – 2nd Floor)
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Location: Hodges Library, Dean’s Conference Room – 6th Floor)
  • Thursday, February 6, 2019 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Location: TBA)
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. (Location: TBA)


Member Name Campus Office/Center/Unit University Division
1 Jennifer Gramling Teaching & Learning Innovation
E-Learning Initiative
Academic Affairs
2 Kelly Ellenburg Teaching & Learning Innovation
Service-Learning Initiative
Academic Affairs
3 Marisa Moazen Office of Undergraduate Research
Office of Community Engagement
Research & Engagement
4 Noah Rost Programs Abroad Office Academic Affairs
5 Laura Ketola 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 Brent Lamons Academic Advising Academic Affairs
17 Tanisha Jenkins Office of Multicultural Student Life Student Life
18 Alissa Sommerfeldt Teaching & Learning Innovation Academic Affairs
19 Mark Willoughby Office of Student Engagement,
Haslam College of Business
Haslam College of Business, Academic Affairs
20 Javiette Samuel Office of Community Engagement & Outreach Research & Engagement
21 Jennifer Hardy Office of the University Registrar Enrollment Management
22 Molly Sullivan Office of the University Registrar Enrollment Management
23 Todd Reeves Engineering Professional Practice Academic Affairs
24 John Walker Teaching & Learning Innovation
Experience Learning Initiative
Academic Affairs
25 Clayton Frazier Teaching & Learning Innovation
Experience Learning Initiative
Academic Affairs
26 Chris Lavan * Teaching & Learning Innovation Academic Affairs

*indicates the convener of the group

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