Regional HIP Drive-Ins

Thanks for joining us at the 2018 Regional HIP Drive-Ins.  Please take this brief survey to tell us about your experience!

2018 Fall HIP Drive-Ins! 

The Drive-in will support each campus and the TBR system at large to advance student success by sharing best practices with intentionality to ensure that quality and equity are at the forefront of student success. Drawing on evidence-based research that supports a positive relationship between student engagement and campus partnerships in high-impact practices (HIPs) and improved student outcomes, participants will define and develop academic and non-cognitive practices to support student engagement, advance curricular coherence, and generate equitable outcomes in the following areas:

  • Peer Mentoring
  • Honors Programs
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Scaling Learning Mindset
    • The afternoon Learning Mindset session will focus on the specific pilot school's work for that region, but will allow for 1-2 representatives from other institutions in the region to observe the session. A focus of the workshop is to discuss the pilot activities for the school and develop a scaling plan that can later be replicated at other institutions. It is recommended that faculty or administrators who are interested in piloting learning mindset interventions in the coming year observe this session.  

Additionally, the Drive-Ins will demonstrate the alignment of HIPs as pivotal strategies for Tennessee’s completion agenda and Drive to 55 Alliance.


October 30: East TN Regional Drive-In                    

Location: Pellissippi State Community College

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 1: Middle TN Regional Drive-In

Location: Motlow State Community College , Tullahoma Campus

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 2: West TN Regional Drive-In

Location: Jackson State Community College

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Registration will close October 22nd!

For Questions regarding the Drive-Ins please contact Dr. Sean Chism, 615-366-2209.




• For Teams of 4 or less: Mileage Reimbursement for 1 vehicle
• For teams of 5 or more: Mileage Reimbursement for 2 vehicles

• Attendees should submit their reimbursement forms to their campus’ Business Office within 14 days of the meeting.  
          This would be 14 days of the last date of the meeting.
• The Business Office will have a total of 30 days (by the last date of the meeting) to submit their invoice to TBR for reimbursement. 
  "We will no longer guarantee payment for invoice submitted after 30 days."

Reimbursements Documentation           
 Attendees should review the travel guidelines before submitting forms.
• We will NOT reimburse for meals provided during meeting.
• Mileage must be accompanied by a map.

Please review per diem for accurate claim amounts.

Reimbursements will be for mileage only

• All invoices to be paid should be addressed to Accounts Payable Department and emailed to
• Invoice should include meeting name and contract person.

Direct questions regarding invoices to Maresa Whaley at 615-366-4411 or

Keynote Speakers

The University of Virgina Motivate Lab -  At the Motivate Lab, we are driven to improve people’s lives through rigorous motivation research. Based at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, we focus on understanding the mindsets and motivations that promote learning, growth, and wellbeing. We combine approaches from psychological science and design-based thinking to conduct cutting-edge research and develop applied solutions, in settings ranging from K- 12 and higher education to summer camps, sports, and work.

The Motivate Lab Team Includes:

Chris Hulleman

Chris Hulleman is the principal investigator of the Motivate Lab and an associate research professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. His research explores how motivation and mindsets impact human development and growth, particularly in education. He also researches the methods of evaluating educational interventions. Chris received his Ph.D. in experimental social and personality psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and his B.A. from Central College.

Stephanie Wormington

Stephanie Wormington is co-principal investigator at the Motivate Lab and a research assistant professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She researches motivation development as well as peer influences on motivation during adolescence and adulthood. She also studies methods for testing and tailoring motivational interventions. Stephanie received her Ph.D. in educational psychology and educational technology from Michigan State University in 2016, M.A. in developmental psychology from Duke University in 2013, and B.A. in psychology from Reed College in 2010.

Yoi Tibbetts

Yoi Tibbetts is a research assistant professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He researches motivation and academic achievement with a focus on understanding and helping underrepresented students excel in higher education. He earned his Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2009.

Erin Vines

Erin Vines is a research coordinator at the Motivate Lab. She is interested in customizing motivational interventions and translating research into classroom practice. Erin received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2016.