Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships

Taxonomies of High-Impact Practices

These taxonomies build on national efforts to categorize and describe the engaging educational experiences that seem most effective for learning and student success.

All visitors to this page are welcome to use the taxonomies, and comment on their development. CSU programs that receive Academic and Student Success Program funding must use the taxonomies in their reporting to remain eligible for further funding.

For CSU campuses receiving funding under the Chancellor’s Academic and Student Success Programs:

  1. Begin by downloading the directory of ASSP-funded programs and identifying your program, its two-digit reporting code, and the point person on your campus.
  2. Using the PDFs at the links below, work with others on your campus to determine which single taxonomy applies most to the funded program, and then agree to the scores of intensity that describe the experience for the majority of participating students.
  3. When all stakeholders have agreed on the responses for your program, record the determinations here.

For all other visitors to this page:  download the taxonomies below, and let us know how they work for you by visiting our teaching commons.  It has discussion groups and a listserv you can join to keep in touch.

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