Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — Hosted April 7 - 9, 2013

2013 High-Impact Practices Institute

The Center for Community College Student Engagement will host the spring 2013 High-Impact Practices Institute April 7-9, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency, situated along the famous Riverwalk, in San Antonio, Texas. Before logging into registration for the Institute, please review all of the information on this page.



This 2 ½-day intensive, hands-on learning event for college teams is part of the Center’s High-Impact Practices Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Lumina Foundations. The overarching purpose of the Institute is to engage college leadership in an in-depth review and discussion of institutional policies and practices, in conjunction with student cohort and Center survey data. Teams will interact with colleagues from the Center, nationally-recognized speakers, and resident faculty. This focus will result in the development of a short-term action plan to support colleges’ continuing work toward accomplishment of a data-informed and evidence-based student success agenda.

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The Initiative will cover various onsite expenses for each participant, including Institute registration, a two-night stay at the hotel, meeting materials, and some meals. The college is responsible for arranging travel and covering travel expenses for each participant.

Hotel reservations for April 7 and 8 will be arranged by the Center for those who are registered. There is no action needed from registered participants to secure hotel rooms for those two nights.

The hotel is offering participants the discounted conference rate of $167 per night for April 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11, based on availability.

Please keep in mind that although the Center is taking care of everyone’s room nights April 7 and 8, the hotel will still require a major credit card from each guest upon check-in. Individual participants are responsible for any incidental costs, as well as for lodging on additional nights.

If you have questions regarding the hotel or would like to reserve additional nights at the conference rate, please contact Amina Benchouia at or 512-232-3736.

Please also see our transportation tips as you make preparations for the Institute.

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Space at the Institute is limited. Registrations will be accepted based on certain eligibility requirements and then on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each participating college is invited to send one team of up to five people (minimum of three people) to the Institute. The recommended composition for teams follows:

  • president *college CEOs are strongly encouraged to attend*
  • chief academic officer
  • chief student services officer
  • lead institutional researcher or institutional effectiveness director
  • faculty leader

At the time of registration, one person from each college team must be designated as the Team Facilitator. This person will serve as the primary contact for the Institute and will be responsible for organizing the team's completion of advance work.

In order to enter registration an institutional username and password is required.

Registration is now closed.

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Pre-Institute Homework

In preparation for the meeting, teams are required to complete pre-Institute homework. The homework is designed to complement and further colleges’ current student success initiatives. Assignment templates and due dates will be sent to Team Facilitators.

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Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Research and Service Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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