George Kuh, considered a leader in the study of high-impact educational practices, calls them "active learning practices...that educational
research suggests increase rates of student retention and student engagement." And, as he notes, "historically underserved students tend to benefit more from engaging in educational purposeful activities than majority students." (High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, p. 9, 17.)
Ten high-impact educational practices have been identified by George Kuh in his work with the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
First Year Seminars and Experiences
Common Intellectual Experiences
Collaborative Assignments and Projects
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
Capstone Courses and Projects
Articles and books on specific high-impact educational practices can be found through LibSearch by searching for the name of the specific practice.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities' Liberal Education and America's Promise initiative has given rise to several important publications about high-impact educational practices.