Skip to main content

High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

Common Intellectual Experiences

Common Intellectual Experiences involve: 

  • A cohort (class, club, major)
  • Curriculum (ties to classwork)
  • Experiences (social-emotional, memorable)

 

CIEs often function as a series of co-curricular events or experiences.

A CIE may be:

  • a single event
  • designed for students within a major
  • a large, integrated program (many classes/disciplines)
  • themed

                                                                                                                                                                                Adapted from UC Denver

Please consider integrating an event into your spring coursework. 

HIPs recommended events:

The Global Village 

(Tuesdays Rampart Student Lounge 1-2pm, Wednesdays Downtown Breezeway 1-2pm, Thursdays Centennial A312 The Community Table 12:30-1:30pm)

Student led conversations with diverse peers and faculty on substantive topics. Topics calendar available January 13.

Contact: Amy.Cornish@ppcc.edu or HIPs@ppcc.edu

 

Unlikely film screening

(February 5 Centennial Grove 11am -1pm, and Feb 6 Rampart Student Lounge 11am -1pm)

Students explore success in college. Film trailer.

Contact: Kristina.Charfauros@ppcc.edu

 

The Multicultural Awareness Conference 

(March 17 Rampart Atrium 11-2, March 18 Downtown 11-2pm, March 19 Centennial Atrium 11-2pm)

Student panels and presentations on "The American Dream."

Contact: Ricardo.Perez@ppcc.edu

 

LGBTQ+ 

(April 7 Rampart Student Lounge 10:30-12:30, April 8 Downtown 10:30-12:30, April 9 Centennial Grove 10:30-12:30, and April 9 Centennial Atrium 4-6pm)

A celebration for members of this community and allies.

Contact: Kristina.Charfauros@ppcc.edu or Ricardo.Perez@ppcc.edu

 

Seadrift film screening

(April 2nd, Rampart evening, Centennial afternoon)

Students explore a refugee experience. Film trailer.

Contact: Gloria.Nikolai@ppcc.edu

 

Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

(April 11th at The United States Air Force Academy--USAFA)

Students present their research process and findings.

Contact: Glenn.Rohlfing@ppcc.edu or HIPs@ppcc.edu

 

Trash Art Competition 

(Earth Day April 22; Trash Art workshops Rampart April 14, Downtown April 15, and Centennial April 16)

Students create art from discarded materials, or identify how they will start reusing discarded materials.

Contact: Konrad.Schlarbaum@ppcc.edu

 

Celebrate Service

(April 21st Centennial Atrium 4-6pm)

Students, faculty, and community partners highlight service projects and celebrate accomplishments.

Contact: HIPs@ppcc.edu

 

The Math Colloquium

(April 2020)

Students present on math problems and research findings.

Contact: Ivana.Seligova@ppcc.edu

 

CIEs could include classes or programs partnering with:

 

Visit Queensborough Community College as an example of a common reading program, like our All Pikes Peak Reads.

HIPs Rubric 

 Faculty opt in to using the HIPs rubric by attaching it to an assignment folder. 

Step-by-step instructions for attaching the rubric to an assignment can be found at: https://ppcconline.blog/dwkb/adding-hips-rubric-to-assignment-folders/

Access the  Rubric Guide and FAQ and additional materials on the Assessment page.

 

CIE Specialists are experts who are ready to assist faculty to implement or improve high impact practices.​

Have general HIPs questions? Contact: HIPs@ppcc.edu 

Pikes Peak Community College Libraries
Information ∞ Inquiry ∞ Learning