COVID-19 UPDATE: We have made the decision to continue end-of-semester symposia in an entirely online format.  Fall 2020's symposium will take place Thursday Dec 10th and Friday Dec 11th, through a webpage designed to showcase ~5 minute videos of student presentations.

We are working through this transition and more information will be posted here as it is available. Thank you for your time and patience as we work through this very unique situation.  

High Impact Practices (HIPs) Student Symposium

Fresno State is committed to providing students with the most effective learning and development opportunities possible. Countless research studies have demonstrated that courses which engage students in hands-on, active learning projects, especially those where students apply academic content to real-world community issues, are more effective in improving student success compared to traditional lecture courses. These types of experiences are called “high-impact practices."


Online Event Information

Fall 2020 HIPs Student Symposium (Online)

Date(s): Thursday Dec 10th and Friday Dec 11th

Presentation and Evaluation: videos submitted by Friday, Dec 4th.  Videos will be posted and made available here beginning 9am Thursday, Dec 10th.  Peer evaluations will be assigned after students register (instructions coming soon), with peer reviews due by Friday, Dec 10th, 5pm. 

Location(s):  Online here and on Social Media

Student Registration

NoteYou will need your Fresno State student ID and if you are registering a group, you would need group member names and Fresno State email addresses.

Click Here to Register (Opens Late November)

Click Here for Information on How to Register

Presentation Templates

Pictures from Past Events

For Faculty and Administrators (Fall 2020 Faculty Registration Open)


HIPs Poster Symposium Main Contacts:

Dr. Beth Weinman

Dr. Annabella Espana-Najera

HIPs Poster Symposium Technical Contact:

Marie Tongson-Fernandez

Find Us on Social Media




Twitter: @HipsState