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High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) provide transformative experiences that enhance personal development, educational growth, and increased marketability. The Center for Undergraduate Research & Engaged Learning coordinates a number of programs that help students incorporate HIPs activities into their educational experience:  Our high-impact programs include:

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Learn how to incorporate HIPS into your learning experience at UCR
  • Apply classroom knowledge to an Internship or Research opportunity
  • Experience collaborative Research Projects
  • Culmination experience demonstrating competence in a project or class (Capstone or Research Symposium)
  • Experience in Field-Based Research or Projects within a diverse community
  • Service-Learning project with a community organization
  • Participation in off-campus Research, Academic Internship, or Study Abroad Opportunities
Learn about the benefits of High-Impact Educational Practices**:
  • Make better connections with faculty
  • Increase interpersonal skills
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Have higher GPAs
  • Are more likely to graduate on time
  • Are happier with their education
  • Increased critical thinking and writing skills
  • Greater appreciation for diversity
  • Are better prepared for the workforce or grad school

**Benefits have been found to be greater for First-Generation and under-served students.


The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning seeks to enrich the quality of the UCR undergraduate academic experience through high-impact experiential programs. As a unit of Undergraduate Education, Center for Undergraduate Research and Engaged Learning's role is to innovate and scale programs focused on leadership, fellowships and national awards, undergraduate research, community service and engaged learning, capital internships, and other strategic initiatives for the benefit of student experiences.

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