Assignment Library Tag: Civic/Democratic and Global Learning

Bookends: Connecting Communication and Community from Gateway to Capstone

Description Bookends is actually two assignments linked together to assess programmatic learning outcomes related to applied and collaborative learning within a Communication Studies department. The first assignment, which is completed in the gateway (the introductory course that introduces majors to the discipline), is a collaborative project in which students explore ways in which communication can… Read more »

Final Paper: Proposing a Solution to a Global Problem

Description The purpose and focus of the assignment are to have students apply what they have learned about a global problem to propose an evidence-based solution, to critically evaluate a local institution or organization in terms of the proposed solution, and to hypothesize their own involvement in the solution. This signature assignment and rubric were… Read more »

Power line sag analysis

Description The assignment puts students in the context of working for an engineering consulting firm asked by a city council to model the sag of high voltage transmission lines, and consider health implications of electromagnetic fields around the lines. Student teams are allowed to select a municipality. The assignment is part of a course deliberately… Read more »

Group ePortfolio Project: Applying an Ethical Perspective to a Global Issue

Description The Group ePortfolio Project: Applying an Ethical Perspective to a Global Issue assesses the quality of student engagement with fundamental issues that concern the global community. It also challenges students to work together to synthesize and present an interpretive analysis of information gathered on global issues. These issues call for students to consider their… Read more »

Public Relations Group Project Assignment

Description Students in my Public Relations class work in teams to create fictional non-profits to address a particular social issue or problem.┬áThe assignment is for a sophomore/junior level Public Relations course. The assignment is introduced on the first day of the course. Teams are created and the assignment will be worked on throughout the course… Read more »