Assignment Library Tag: Use of Information Resources

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 »

Final Research Project: Information Technology/Business Research PowerPoint Presentation

Description This assignment is the final project in an Introduction to Computer Information Systems course that aims to provide students with skills in applications including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and fundamental knowledge of the concepts that underpin information technology and how these concepts relate to business concerns. It requires students to research an IT topic… Read more »

Understanding Historiography through an Annotated Bibliography: Scaffolded Learning for a Capstone Research Project

Description Designed by librarians who support the senior capstone course for history majors, this sequenced set of mini-assignments is intended to provide the structure and support to help students develop the research skills they need to complete the original research project/paper required in the capstone course.  There are three parts: the development of a bibliography,… Read more »

Historic Design Inspiration Board

Description The assignment introduces first semester students to the research and analytical skills required to create a visual storyboard or mood board. Students undertake a trip to a medieval museum collection and research material on an artifact of their choice. They create a storyboard from the images and analyze them for color, mood and texture,… Read more »

Group Town Hall Project

Description This community-based group project is based on the Future Leaders Town Hall, a forum held twice per year that engages Arizona college students in discussions to address issues – and solutions – of local relevance. For this project, students take part in the Town Hall event and then spend several weeks working in groups… Read more »

Food Safety Manual

Description The assignment is a Food Safety Manual that students create to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of concepts taught throughout their course, drawing on current research to ensure their manual is up to date and relevant to their chosen audience. Students can create a manual for food service employees at any type of food… Read more »

My Future Classroom Project

Description​ The purpose of the “My Future Classroom Project” is for teacher candidates to begin to recognize and consider various factors involved in teaching and planning for their future classroom.   It serves as the beginnings of a professional portfolio; however, it is expected that it will change and evolve further as students continue to learn… Read more »