Deep Dive: Signature Assignments

Deep Dive Session: Signature Assignments

Signature assignments are at the heart of learning and provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate and experiment with meaning making. These assignments represent the “core components” of the course and allow instructors to connect learning opportunities with course goals and outcomes. In these two Deep Dive sessions, instructors will reflect and focus on how to adapt existing assignments and/or design new assignments that highlight student learning and the course. 

The  Office of General Education, Office of Instruction and Assessment, and The Writing & Learning Project are excited to collaborate on this second series of Deep Dive Session, following the Learning ePortfolio Series.

Register through the OIA Webinars & Classes site
For further information please contact: Emily Jo Schwaller

An Introduction to Signature Assignment Design and Implementation ( March 24, 2021)

 

Deep Dive Sessions

An Introduction to Signature Assignment Design and Implementation

Webinar: March 24th, 2021 (Wednesday) 1:00-2:00PM (AZ time)

In this session, we discuss what signature assignments are and how they support students’ meaning making and learning. Participants will leave the session with a clearer understanding of how to design and implement these assignments in their own classes, drawing on their preexisting knowledge and courses.

 

Recordings & Materials:
Resources: 
A Panel on Designing Meaningful Assignments (March 25, 2021)

 

Deep Dive Sessions

A Panel on Designing Meaningful Assignments

Webinar: March 25th, 2021 (Thursday) 1:00-2:00PM (AZ time)

In this panel, faculty from a range of disciplines will describe their signature assignments and how they align with course goals and outcomes. The conversation will focus on designing, implementing, and assessing these assignments to help students make meaningful connections within the course.

 

Moderators: Emily Jo Schwaller, MA, PhD and Katie Southard, PhD

 Panelists:

Joela Jacobs
Joela Jacobs, PhD
Assistant Professor
German Studies
College of Humanities
Katy Prudic
Katy Prudic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Natural Resources & the Environment
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Brian Moon
Brian Moon, MSM, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Music
​​College of Fine Arts
Recordings & Materials: TBA
 
Signature Assignment Examples from the Panelists: