This study investigates the effectiveness of implementing High Impact Practices (HIPs) across the disciplines to determine the level at which community college students perceive they are engaging in deep learning activities and demonstrate analytical reasoning skills. The results show that HIP courses more extensively required/encouraged: working on projects with others; synthesizing information from multiple sources; considering the perspectives from peoples of other backgrounds and cultures and expressed greater degrees of connectivity to their college, especially those experiencing multiple HIPs. Students in HIP courses did not demonstrate higher levels of analytical reasoning skills as compared to non-HIP courses.
Salis, Andreas; Fichera, Victor; and Beckford, Ian, "Assessment of Community College Students’ Analytical Reasoning Skills and Engagement in Deep Learning" (2015). NERA Conference Proceedings 2015. 11.