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HIP Course Designation Track

2022 FCTL Summer Conference

High Impact Practices (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. Apply for the HIP Course Designation track at the UCF Faculty Summer Conference for the opportunity to spend focused, individualized time adapting and preparing a course to apply for HIP designation in Service-Learning (SL), Integrative-Learning Experience (IE), Research Intensive (RI – undergraduate courses only), or our newest designation, Global Learning. Applicants may apply individually to prepare a course for instructor-level designation, or in teams of up to 3 to prepare for a course-level designation for multiple sections of the same course. This year’s track will focus on UCF Downtown majors in efforts to grow impact downtown, but all areas are welcome to apply. Learn more about HIP Course Designations at

The HIP Course Designation Track is sponsored by the Division of Student Learning and Academic Success.

Meeting Times and Format: The conference will be held on May 9 – 11 from 8:30–4:00 and on May 12 from 8:30–12:30. Participants in the HIP Course Designation Track will learn about the HIP submission process, meet one-on-one with course designation leads, collaborate with peers, and work independently during conference hours to create course plans and assignments to meet the criteria of their selected course designation. Additionally, faculty will attend conference-wide events, including informational sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities with colleagues.

Location: Classroom Building I

Grant:  Participants will receive an $800 stipend upon receipt of the deliverable, subject to normal tax withholdings. Individuals may apply for designation for their sections of a course (instructor level), or teams of up to three may apply to collaborate on a submission for multiple instructors/sections (course level). We expect to have 30-36 participants across the designations.

Deliverable: During the conference, you will work on a completed application draft of submission materials for HIP Course Designation for one course, as well as one PowerPoint slide summarizing your course. The draft designation materials are due May 13 by 5 pm. Please note that courses developed during the summer conference must still submit their materials for review in order to receive an HIP designation (next deadline: September 9, 2022).

To Apply:  Space is limited. To apply to participate please fill out the following Qualtrics form. For teams, please submit one form per participant. Proposals are due March 18, 2022 (acceptances will be sent March 25, 2022). 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.

Contact: If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us at

UCF aims to provide students with the best undergraduate education in the state of Florida. To support this goal, the university offers four High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) Course Designations include Service-Learning (SL), Integrative-Learning Experience (IE), Research Intensive (RI), and our newest designation, Global Learning (GL).

For more information on the designations, see below.