Assignment Library Tag: Civic and Global Learning

The Eloquent Letter

Description Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” The Eloquent Letter is an authentic, adaptable assignment for acquiring critical skills: identifying and researching social problems, examining value systems and diverse perspectives, communicating effectively, and proposing solutions based on common ground. Moving beyond traditional argumentation essays and debates, this project situates activism and writing “in… Read more »

Heritage Minute Assignment

Description In this assignment, students analyze a Canadian Heritage Minute (explained below) as a situated claim about Canadian identity. They are responsible for determining what the Minute is trying to say about Canada, and identifying what aspects of the event/topic were left out to make this claim. The goal is for students to understand that… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Carlos Brocatto but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a course… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of James Dottin but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Business Administration and Business Ethics Linked Assignments

*This submission features the work of Robert Awkward but is part of a joint submission developed by a three-person team, as reflected in the citation above.* Description The assignments link three courses at Middlesex Community College: (BUS 110 – Introduction to Business and BUS 210 – Principles of Management) in the Business Administration Department and a… Read more »

Liberal Arts Skills in Action

Description The project asks students to choose a social problem or issue they’ll face as a global citizen (either currently or in the near future) and actively seek to contribute to its amelioration in some substantive way.  The final “product” is entirely self-designed—it might be a traditional academic paper, a documentary or a video, an… Read more »

Paper on Race/Ethnic Relations

Description This assignment is for a beginning-level course in cultural awareness that asks students to look at themselves and the world around them and ask why they believe what they believe. It requires engagement with diverse cultural, economic and geographic perspectives on race relations. Background and Context This assignment, which is designed to assess the DQP… Read more »

The Digital Storytelling/8 Key Questions Assignment

​Description This assignment is a culmination of the skills students have developed and the knowledge they have gained over the semester in a basic communication course. For the first part of the assignment students collaborate as a team to conduct research on one of the four topics the group chooses to explore, develop actions the… Read more »

Service and Sustainability Learning Reflection

Description​ Reflecting on their semester-long service-learning experience, students: Describe the relationship between the concepts/theories they learned in class and the service they did in the community; Discuss the issue that their service addressed, including possible solutions; and Explain how the experience affected their personal (civic), academic, career goals/plans. The reflection addresses the following DQP proficiences… Read more »

Research Project Packet (RPP)

Description The Research Project Packet (RPP) is a resource for both students and educators. The packet is designed to be incorporated and adapted into any course with a research and writing component, from the first year to the graduate course.  Its Creative Commons license allows educators to modify the packet materials to meet the needs… Read more »