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High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellows

High-Impact Practice (HIP) Faculty Fellows are full-time faculty members who have demonstrated sustained, outstanding teaching and are committed to the highest principles of Ignatian pedagogy and sound learning theory. Fellows form a professional learning community of up to 5 participants who further-develop and share their expertise with the broader Loyola community by:

Meeting once a month to discuss effective teaching, high impact practices, and collaboratively selected readings on teaching;
Serving as models by opening their classrooms to faculty colleagues;
Observing colleagues' teaching and offering suggestions for enhanced instruction and student engagement, as invited by those colleagues;
Planning roundtable or brown bag discussions on elements of Ignatian pedagogy, student engagement, or high-impact practices; and
Serving as a campus resource for expertise in teaching, Ignatian pedagogy, high-impact practices, and student engagement.

Working in collaboration with Lisa Oberbroeckling, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, HIP Faculty Fellows serve for two years and receive $2000 ($1000 each year). Fellows elect a Chair, annually. The Chair convenes monthly meetings and facilitates the roundtable discussions. The Chair also prepares a brief annual report that summarizes the Fellows' activity for the year. As compensation for these additional responsibilities, the Chair receives an extra $1000 for each year of service. 

Past HIP Faculty Fellows have focused on the influence of classroom space, including furniture and instructional technology, on pedagogy, HIP-oriented peer-observation protocols and coaching, access and equity, and connections between High Impact Practices and Ignatian Pedagogy. To recognize the challenges faculty face in teaching today’s students, the new cohort's area of focus will be best practices in higher education for improving student success.

The Charge

The High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellows are charged with developing a professional learning community that promotes effective teaching and high-impact practices and serving as a campus resource for expertise in teaching, Ignatian pedagogy and student engagement.

High-Impact Practices

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) put forth and endorsed the following 10 high-impact practices:

  • First year seminars
  • Academic learning communities
  • Writing-intensive courses
  • Active and collaborative learning
  • Undergraduate research
  • Study abroad
  • Service-learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone courses/experiences
  • Common intellectual experiences

High Impact Practice Faculty Cohort (2023-2025)

Prince Chidyagwai, mathematics and statistics
Christy De Vader, management and international business
Nina Guise-Gerrity, philosophy
Derek Kendig, biology
Nicky McDougal, chemistry and biochemistry
Megan Olsen, computer science
Mary Kate Schneider, global Studies
Jennifer Watkinson, education specialties

High Impact Practice Faculty Fellows Cohort (2021-2023)

  • Matthew Beverlin, political science
  • Joseph Farrell, philosophy
  • Jon Malis, visual and performing arts

High Impact Practice Faculty Fellow Cohort (2019-2021)

We are pleased to announce the second cohort of High-Impact Practice Teaching Fellows:

  • Rebekah Eklund, theology
  • Patricia Kanashiro, management and international business
  • Amy McGinn, education specialties
  • Stephen Park, English
  • Brianne Roos, speech-language-hearing sciences
  • Qiyu Zhang, marketing

Please visit the 2019-21 High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellows page to learn about the different ways the faculty fellows are promoting effective teaching and high-impact practices.

Inaugural Faculty Fellows Cohort (2018-2020)

The 2018 Faculty Fellows cohort has demonstrated, sustained outstanding teaching; a commitment to the highest principles of Ignatian pedagogy and sound learning theory; and has particular expertise using high-impact practices as an approach to help students of color meet academic success. Please visit the 2018-19 Faculty Fellows page to learn about different ways the members are promoting effective teaching and high-impact practices.

Apply to be a Faculty Fellow

We are not currently accepting or reviewing applications at this time.