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Summer 2021 – HIP Course Designation Bootcamp
UCF Faculty Summer Conference

Adapt and prepare your course to apply for the Service-Learning (SL), Integrative-Learning Experience (IE), Research Intensive (RI), and the new Global Learning (GL) course designations. Learn more about HIP course designations.

Courses developed through the summer conference may be submitted for approval by September 10, 2021.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Learning and Academic Success.

Meeting Times and Format: The hours of the conference will be 8:30–4:00 on May 10 and 11 and 8:30–12:30 on May 12. Faculty will attend informational sessions, workshops, meet one-on-one with course designation leads, have opportunities to work with colleagues, and have time to work on their course projects during the hours of the conference.

Location:  Virtual meetings via Zoom.

Grant:  Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon receipt of the deliverable, subject to normal tax withholdings. For interested teams, only the team lead is eligible for the stipend and should apply for the conference. We expect to have 5-7 individuals (or teams) seeking each designation (total 24).

Deliverable:  A completed application draft for SL, IE, RI, or GL, as well as a PowerPoint slide summarizing your course.  The draft designation materials are due May 13 by 5 p.m.

Proposals Due:  March 15, 2021 (acceptances will be sent March 22, 2021) 

UCF aims to provide students with the best undergraduate education in the state of Florida. To support this goal, the university will now have four High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) Course Designations include Service-Learning (SL), Integrative-Learning Experience (IE), Research Intensive (RI), and a new pilot Global Learning (GL). Designation can be for only your course (instructor level) or for multiple instructors/sections (course level).

HIPs give students opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom. These designations are available to help faculty document their HIP courses and to allow students to quickly identify them during registration. For more information on the designations, see below.  

Participants will learn about the application process, develop their courses, and work hands-on with their peers to create course plans and assignments to meet the designation they choose.  

Space is limited. To apply to participate in the virtual summer conference please fill out the following Qualtrics form. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us at

Please note: a current copy of the syllabus for the course you want to redesign/update is required as part of the application. If you have not previously taught the course, you will need to submit a syllabus draft.