High-Impact Practices (HIP)

High-Impact Practices at QCC

High-Impact Practices (HIPs) are nationally recognized modes of instruction that promote student engagement and active learning. The positive impact of HIPs participation on student engagement and retention has been widely documented. 


HIPs Activities include: 

·         Significant investment of time and effort by students  

·         Substantive interactions with faculty and peers  

·         Frequent, timely, and constructive feedback 

·         Periodic, structured opportunities to reflect and integrate learning 

·         Opportunities to discover the relevance of learning through real-world applications 


Queensborough Community College currently offers six HIPs: Academic Service Learning, Global & Diversity Learning, The Common Read, Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups, Writing Intensive, and Undergraduate Research. 

View UR-HIP Faculty Showcase Series Presented by UR-HIP Practitioners Across the Disciplines

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 Coordinators:

Urszula Golebiewska, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Sciences and Geology M-428 | 718.631.6093 | UGolebiewska@qcc.cuny.edu

Heather Huggins, MFA, Assistant Professor, Communication, Theater, and Media Production | HHuggins@qcc.cuny.edu

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.

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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.