High-Impact Practices (HIP)

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

The High-Impact Practices (HIPs) are nationally recognized instructional modalities that promote student engagement and active learning.  As reported by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the HIPs “have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds” (Kuh, 2008, p. 9).  Queensborough Community College is currently implementing six HIPs, described below.

QCC Faculty and Staff may view much more specific information about HIPs Faculty Development and Assessment at QCC

HIP- Undergraduate Research

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 and Geology M-203 | 718.631.6048

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.