What HIPs are offered at QCC?

Academic Service-Learning (ASL)

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:  Mark Ulrich  mulrich@qcc.cuny.edu

Common Intellectual Experience/The Common Read (CIE)

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. Please click here for Common Read over the years.

Common Read Coordinator: Barbara Rome  brome@qcc.cuny.edu

Global & Diversity Learning (GDL)

Provides a framework for exploring multiple perspectives on viewing the interdependent world. The projects include the dimensions of awareness, engagement, and dispositions to explore global and diversity issues. Queensborough’s cultural resources provide opportunities for exploring the resources in 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:  Meg Tarafdar  mtarafdar@qcc.cuny.edu

Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG)

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. 

SWIG Coordinator:  Rezan Akpinar  Rakpinar@qcc.cuny.edu

Undergraduate Research (UR)

UR-HIP is a pedagogical approach to undergraduate research that emphasizes process and reflection. The Council for Undergraduate Research defines undergraduate research as: a mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge. UR-HIP faculty participants design an undergraduate research activity and reflection. These activities may be implemented through research in the classroom, one-to-one / small group mentorship, or an internship.

UR Coordinators:
Urszula Golebieweka ugolebiewska@qcc.cuny.edu 
Heather Huggins hhuggins@qcc.cuny.edu

Writing-Intensive Courses (WI)

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.

WI Coordinators:
Melissa Dennihy   mdennihy@qcc.cuny.edu
Monica Rossi-Miller  mrossimiller@qcc.cuny.edu

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens 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.

Russian Ballet performing at the 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 Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art Gallery

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.