Assignment Library Tag: Use of Information Resources

Assessment of Essential Studies Quantitative Reasoning Skills

Description This task is used for the assessment of Quantitative Reasoning (which the DQP refers to as Quantitative Fluency).  It has been used to assess quantitative reasoning skills of students in our campus-wide general education Essential Studies (ES) program.  This assignment is not specific to any course.  Rather, it can be used broadly for undergraduate… Read more »

Disaster Analysis

Description The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate students’ ability to think critically about how natural disasters are portrayed in the media. Students are required to formulate an opinion, supported by evidence, on the accuracy of the information portrayed in the media and then communicate their thoughts to a specific audience. This assignment also… Read more »

Analysis of a Healthcare Management Issue

Description This assignment is intended to reinforce previously learned concepts in the health sciences program and emphasize the steps and importance of critical thinking, decision making and problem solving. In this way, it lays the foundation for future assignments within a capstone course focused on the development of a plan to address a real-world healthcare issue… Read more »

Assessment of the Essential Studies Information Literacy Goal

Background and context A team of UND faculty developed tasks to assess undergraduate students’ proficiency in our general education program (“Essential Studies” or ES).  Owing to our previous experience with the Collegiate Learning Assessment Performance Task Academy, we refer to our signature tasks as ES Performance Tasks.  This task is for the assessment of Information… Read more »

The Digital Storytelling/8 Key Questions Assignment

​Description This assignment is a culmination of the skills students have developed and the knowledge they have gained over the semester in a basic communication course. For the first part of the assignment students collaborate as a team to conduct research on one of the four topics the group chooses to explore, develop actions the… Read more »

Research Project Packet (RPP)

Description The Research Project Packet (RPP) is a resource for both students and educators. The packet is designed to be incorporated and adapted into any course with a research and writing component, from the first year to the graduate course.  Its Creative Commons license allows educators to modify the packet materials to meet the needs… Read more »

Literary Analysis Research Essay

Description This assignment is an 8-10 page literacy research and argument essay, standard at most universities. It requires the use of at least eight outside, scholarly sources. Students work on the assignment throughout the term, and it serves as their culminating assessment for English 104, the second course in a two-course composition sequence. Background and Context This… Read more »

Information Fluency in an Introductory International Studies Course

Description This assignment was designed for an introductory international studies course that serves as a requirement for the university’s general education curriculum. The challenge of the course is to get students excited about international studies and to make them aware of how increased global interdependence affects them. Students who successfully complete the assignment are able to narrowly… Read more »

Gender in a Foreign Culture Assignment

Description ​This assignment is designed to provide a rigorous semester-capping research and writing experience in a second-semester freshman course on writing, gender issues, and research methods. More specifically, it aims to engage students in a comparative analytical study of social and cultural traditions, problems, and forms of progress in a foreign society. Background and Context… Read more »

Critical Analysis of Research for Patient Treatment Decisions

Description Teams of three to four students are assigned patient clinical scenarios in which they identify the patient problem, conduct computerized searches to find valid and reliable research to answer the clinical question, summarize the results, and determine how the answer will affect their patient treatment decisions. Background and Context The main DQP Proficiency this… Read more »