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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 »

Capstone Manuscript Speech

Description Each student takes an academic research paper that they completed for an upper division major course and turns it into a 4-6 minute manuscript speech for a general audience which is recorded and aired via our local Access television or radio station for a period of 4 weeks and then archived on the Community… Read more »

Audio/Video Production Capstone Project

Description This assignment is one of the deliverable options required of students enrolled in the Senior Seminar II capstone course. It is designed to assess student mastery of content in the communication major associated with mass communication, message construction, audience awareness, and production skills and abilities. It also seeks to assess students’ critical thinking skills… Read more »

What’s the Relationship? Are Those Behaviors Really Related? Correlational Research Assignment

Description This assignment is used in Psychology 138: Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences. It is the culminating activity for the unit on correlational research, which is covered in the middle of the semester. The assignment originally was developed in FY13 as part of an AAC&U Quality Collaboratives partnership between Middlesex and UMass Lowell that focuses… Read more »