Assignment Library Tag: Presentation

Heritage Minute Assignment

Description In this assignment, students analyze a Canadian Heritage Minute (explained below) as a situated claim about Canadian identity. They are responsible for determining what the Minute is trying to say about Canada, and identifying what aspects of the event/topic were left out to make this claim. The goal is for students to understand that… Read more »

Integrated I-Search Project Based on Common Read

Description This assignment is used in our first semester required freshman seminar course. Each year, we select a book—the “common read”—set in a foreign country, to be read by the entire freshman class. To help students make a connection to the country we are studying, students must complete an I-Search project that relates to a… Read more »

Semester Research Project in Applied Business Statistics

Description The purpose of the assignment is to have students develop and execute a research project in applied statistics using large publicly available data sets. The work of the assignment includes hypothesis generation, data visualization, statistical testing, and analysis. In addition to writing an analytic narrative of their work, students will be required to disseminate… Read more »

Assessing Written Communication, Information Literacy and Oral Communication in a Senior Mathematics and Computer Science Capstone

Description In this two-part assignment, students are asked to prepare an oral presentation and write a paper that integrates their knowledge from their course of study in computer science, computer information systems or mathematics.  The basis for these talks and papers is generally the student’s experience working on a year-long research project, a service learning… Read more »

Summative Assessment Data from a Single Course-Embedded Artifact: The Senior Capstone

Description This assignment is the final scholarly paper in a core capstone course entitled “The Human Costs of Inequality,” which surveys economic, racial, and gender-based inequality within the US and across the globe.  It asks students to identify a form of inequality not discussed in the course and to propose/critique possible solutions.  It has proven… Read more »