High Impact Practices

EMSA works to ensure that all undergraduate students, including transfer students and non-traditional students, have the opportunity to undertake multiple HIPs and CHIPs and have these experiences identified on their academic and co-curricular transcripts.

High Impact Practices

Faculty and staff are committed to an enriched learning environment shaped by conditions and experiences that foster engagement across the entire college community. The College employs evidence-based strategies, such as high impact practices (HIPs) that provide “substantial educational benefits” to students. HIPs are defined and recognized nationally by the Association of American Colleges & Universities as effective and impactful practices in the curriculum.

Co-Curricular High Impact Practices

Co-curricular high impact practices have been defined institutionally and developed based on national best practices. These efforts are complemented by the SUNY Applied Learning Initiatives as well as effective support systems that engage students from recruitment to graduation and beyond.

Data Points

  • Students in our award winning Leadership Development Program are more likely to persist to the following semester and boast a higher GPA than their Brockport peers. Additionally, they show significantly higher scores in a variety of high impact learning experiences based on national survey data (NSSE and MSL).
  • Students who participated in Campus Recreation Club Sports were asked to reflect on 17 different attributes*. The participants indicated they improved in all attributes compared to their Brockport peers.
  • First‐time, Full‐time Freshmen from Fall 2006 through Fall 2012, students who lived on-campus for the first two years were more successful (retention and graduation) than those who lived off-campus.