What HIPs are offered at QCC?
Class assignments that take students’ work out into the community, encouraging civic engagement. Faculty development in design and implementation occurs throughout the semester.
ASL Coordinator: Dr. Steven Dahlke, Associate Professor, Music H-140 | 718.281.5531
The Common Read is a Common Intellectual Experience that promotes integrative learning across the curriculum through multi-disciplinary approaches to a common text. Participating faculty members are able to incorporate the text in a way that aligns with their individual interests and disciplines. Students participate in cross-disciplinary events which provide an opportunity for increased social and academic engagement while supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom.
Common Read Coordinator: Dr. Cara Murray, Assistant Professor, English H-428 | x6054
Provides a framework for exploring multiple perspectives on viewing the interdependent world. Queensborough’s cultural resources provide opportunities for students to interact with the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives and the QCC Art Gallery. The College also sponsors a study abroad seminar in Salzburg, Austria each year.
GDL Coordinator: Dr. Meg Tarafdar, Assistant Professor, English H-428 | 718.281.5311
The SWIG project is, in effect, a virtual learning community. A SWIG experience is a Collaborative Assignments or Projects that allows students from two or more courses to create a shared student‐centered online space, in which they can share their work with others, offer audience response and constructive feedback.
Students learn about the scientific method by carrying out actual research embedded into their course, as part of their program or in an independent study research course.
UR Coordinator: Dr. Joan Petersen, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences & Geology M-125 | x6048
WI courses are designed to improve students’ critical thinking, engagement with and mastery of course content, and writing ability through all academic disciplines. Two writing-intensive courses are required to graduate. Specific Writing Intensive Certification training is needed.