Celebrate CGCC Students at the HIPs Showcase

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
CGCC Students

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) HIPs Showcase is a week-long series of events and displays that highlight some of the many High-Impact Practices students engage in during their educational journey at CGCC.

The American Association of Colleges & Universities High-Impact Practices, or HIPs, are educational practices that research has shown to increase rates of student retention, student engagement, and persistence to graduation for students across diverse backgrounds.

These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and institutional priorities and contexts. Examples of high-impact practices include first-year seminars, common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments and projects, diversity/global learning, service learning, internships, capstone courses, undergraduate research, and ePortfolios.

Come celebrate the awesome work our students (and faculty and staff) are doing at CGCC!



All Week – February 27–March 3

Study Abroad Photo Display at the Pecos Library

Service Learning Photo Display at the Williams Library

Writing-Certified Class Program Print & Digital Display at both Pecos and Williams Campuses


HIPs Showcase Reception and Poster Session

Monday, February 27, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Williams Campus, Outside Bridget Hall

This is our kickoff event for the HIPs Showcase! All are welcome to drop in on this open house for light snacks and to check out some amazing faculty and staff work. Faculty can learn more about opportunities to include HIPs in their coursework and chat with experienced HIPsters for best practices while students, staff, and community members browse through photos of Service Learning projects and see what other HIP things are happening at CGCC. You can also experience some fabulous examples of student Collaborative and Capstone Projects at our evening concerts!


Jazz Night Concert

Monday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Pecos PAC   

CGCC's Instrumental Jazz Program presents an evening of classic and modern jazz, featuring combo and big band performances.


Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Pecos PAC

The CGCC Orchestra and string ensembles present an evening of classic and modern works.


HIPs Showcase Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, February 28, 11-2 , Pecos SC 100

This is our kickoff event for the HIPs Showcase on Pecos Campus! All are welcome to drop in on this open house for light snacks and to check out some amazing student work. Ask students questions about their experiences while they are on-site to present posters about their projects from 1 to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served throughout the duration of the event.        


Student Panel

Wednesday, March 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Pecos Pavilion

A panel of students will speak about a project or course they completed that involved a HIP last semester. Students share about the class, their project/experience, and what they found valuable with other students. 


HIPs Overview Panel

Wednesday, March 1, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., SC140

The HIPs Overview Panel will provide a high-level definition of each of the eleven High-Impact Practices that are utilized on campus. HIPs Leads will talk about the HIP that they lead, how it is implemented here at Chandler-Gilbert, and how faculty and staff can get involved. After the panel, HIPs leads will be available for questions and conversations with participants. Lunch will be available for the first 20 audience members that show up!


Band Concert

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Pecos PAC

Join the 60-piece CGCC Community Concert Band for a night of playful, dramatic, and adventurous concert band music. Special guests including groups from our very own Chamber Ensemble program!


Tour of the Environmental Technology Center

Thursday, March 2, 11:00 a.m., Pecos ETC

Many faculty utilize the ETC for collaborative learning projects and other HIPs. Kendra Stanger will lead a tour of the ETC space and provide an overview of ongoing projects to interested faculty and students.


Choral Concert

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

From classical to contemporary, our CGCC choirs present an evening of distinguished choral works, vocal jazz and chamber repertoire.


Look for more events coming soon!