Assignment Library Tag: Engaging Diverse Perspectives

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Applying Gender Norms: Innovative Research and Reporting

Description Applying Gender Norms asks students to use observation as a tool to identify foundational theories of gender norms at play in everyday public spaces. Students write both observational narratives and analysis pieces, as well as creating videos to disseminate their findings. Proficiencies addressed include: applying course content to the students’ lives in the community,… Read more »

Drawing Exhibition: From Local to Global

Description Students plan and prepare a public juried art exhibition of their drawings of a local historical site. Their drawings must depict both the contemporary and historical meaning of the site. They also write informational and explanatory text panels to accompany the exhibition. The text must explain what the historical site means to the individual… Read more »

The Solutions to Poverty Project

Description The Solutions to Poverty Project engages an entire class of undergraduate students in identifying causes of and developing potential solutions to reducing poverty that are supported by empirical research, and framed within a family resource management perspective and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory. The overall goal is to increase students’ critical thinking about the topic of… Read more »

Incorporating the Diversity of Academic Disciplines in a College-Wide First-Year Seminar Course to Address University Problems

Description Through this interactive group assignment, students are required to utilize their skills and their academic majors to solve a problem on campus (DQP – Applied and Collaborative Learning). At the end of the assignment, the students presented the problem and solution in a presentation format to the Dean of the College of Liberal and… Read more »