Assignment Library Tag: Group Project

Everyday Macroeconomics: An Indicator Assessment Project

Description The Everyday Macroeconomics: An Indicator Assessment is a group project that is incorporated within the instruction of Principles of Macroeconomics. The project is a significant component of establishing access, interest, and understanding of the use-value of economics in everyday life and offers a creative student-led synthesis of the objective of the course: be able… Read more »

Design and Build a Musical Instrument

Description The “Design and Build a Musical Instrument” project represents both an individual and a group project. Each student is to design and build an instrument that is durable, audible, and attractive. This instrument is accompanied by a paper describing the physics concepts related to creating the instrument (e.g., length of strings, placement of holes,… 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 »

Keychain Ziplines: A Practical Way to Study Velocity in the Calculus Classroom

Description ​This formative assessment entails a set of activities designed for the first day of a college calculus course and tested in a variety of college calculus classrooms.  Learning objectives are to: review calculations of average velocity; introduce the concept of instantaneous velocity; have students explore the connections between average and instantaneous velocity; and create… 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 »

Media Law Newscast Assignment

Description The Media Law Newscast Assignment is a research-based production where students work in small groups to research, analyze, and frame a current issue in media law. Each group of 4-5 students produces a 4-6 minute audio or audio-visual news segment to present their research to the class. The learning objectives for this assignment include:… Read more »

Preparing for College

Description The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. First, it will help students to integrate some of the information they have gained in their First Year Experience course and will help them to examine the different resources and skills needed for college readiness and success. Second, it will be available as a resource to the… Read more »

Preparation and Presentation of Research

Description Students work in groups of three (sometimes four) to prepare and present a small research project on a topic of interest that is relevant to the course.  Once the group selects a topic, each group member will compose and contribute a journal article summary (abstract) using a template provided by the professor.  Then, the… 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.  The 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… Read more »