Assignment Library Tag: Introductory Course

Beautiful Biological Questions

Description This is a series of assignments designed to help students in a biology course for non-majors answer beautiful biological questions (BBQ). Students move through a series of these questions in order to construct an answer to the Big BBQ, How do you distinguish science from pseudoscience? Included are individual and team process assignments through… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »