HIP Course Attributes
Elevate your courses by incorporating High Impact Practices (HIPs) that enrich student learning and engagement. Our team is here to guide you through the process of gaining HIP course attributes, including the Global Citizens Project Course (GCPC) attribute and the Undergraduate Research Course (UGR) attribute.
Faculty members who submit a course proposal via Curriculog the USF System course Proposal website to gain the GCPC or the UGR course atrribute will receive a stipend to compensate for their time. A payment of $1,000.00 will be paid after the course receives the attribute in banner. Applications for 2024 stipends will open on January 2, 2024.
In addition to the stipend, Faculty members who certify their courses and gain the attribute for their courses can contact our office and request an external letter to support their tenure and promotion application.
Global Citizens Project Course (GCPC) Attribute
A Global Citizens Project Course is an undergraduate course with a set prefix and number that has been certified as aligning with the goals of the Global Citizens Project, and it is a course that provides students with the opportunity to practice and apply global competencies within the context of a course. The three primary global competencies are: Global Awareness, Global Responsibility, and Global Participation.The list of certified courses is available on the USF Course Inventory webpage.
Faculty members who provide courses that entail global knowledge are able to certify their courses as a GCP courses, and receive the GCPC attribute in banner.
Faculty members who globally enhance their courses and submit a course proposal via Curriculog the USF System course Proposal website will receive a stipend to compensate for their time. A payment of $1,000.00 will be paid after the course receives the GCPC attribute in banner. In addition to the stipend, Faculty members who certify their courses and gain the GCPC attribute for their courses can contact our office and request an external letter to support their tenure and promotion application.
Faculty members can self-enroll in the Global Citizens Course Certification Canvas module that is designed to assist them as they develop their GCPC certification materials.
Faculty, are you interested in gaining the GCPC attribute for your undergraduate course(s)? If so, please complete the following interest form:
Undergraduate Research (UGR) Course Attribute
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) defines undergraduate research as follows: an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. CUR is national organization with a mission of supporting and promoting high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
In courses certified for undergraduate research, students will conduct a project that enables them, individually or in groups, to pose or work from a defined research question, apply methods of inquiry to generate findings, and share the findings with others through presentation and/or publication. Experiences will incorporate learning outcomes centered on deep engagement with the research process and course objectives which focus on skill acquisition for life-long learning. Students who participate in an undergraduate research course may select to co-enroll in a zero-credit research course to archive the research experience on their transcript.
Courses approved for undergraduate research should meet the following criteria:
- Work individually or in groups to pose or work from a defined research question or framework
- Apply methods of inquiry to generate findings
- Share findings with others through presentation and publication.