Past Institutes and Workshops
Past institute — Hosted March 30 - April 1, 2014

2014 High-Impact Practices Institute

The Center for Community College Student Engagement will host the 2014 High-Impact Practices Institute March 30–April 1, 2014, at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, just steps from historic landmarks. Before logging into registration for the Institute, please review all of the information on this page.



The second of its kind, 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 March 30 and 31 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.

However, if you wish to extend your stay, the Eldorado Hotel has set up a link where you can make your own reservations for additional nights. The hotel is offering participants the discounted conference rate of $169 per night for March 27, 28, and 29, and for April 1, 2, and 3 — based on availability.

Please keep in mind that although the Center is taking care of everyone’s room nights March 30 and 31, 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, please contact Amina Benchouia at or 512-232-3736.

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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.

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

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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