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.
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.