"76% of students surveyed considered written guidelines about course-related assignments to be one of the most helpful materials an instructor can provide." Assigning Inquiry, Project Information Literacy report, July 2010
Cal Maritime librarians are available to visit classes or consult with faculty on research assignments.
Fast & Furious: Test drive your research assignment
Faculty Development Workshop
Friday, August 25, 2017 (1:30 – 2:45), Library Green Room
Does it seem like your students are reading a different set of instructions than what you intended? This workshop will help you fine-tune your research assignment, leading to better work from students.
Bring your assignment and have test drivers (other faculty) put it through some trial runs. Each assignment will get a second pair of eyes as well as recommendations from instruction librarians. This is also a chance to revise an assignment to add a research component or information fluency outcome.
Take the opportunity to make final adjustments during this session!
Presenters: Margot Hanson and Michele Van Hoeck
Use this checklist from our workshop to review your research assignment prompts. Is there anything missing? Anything you'd like to add so your students turn it better assignments?
Adapted from the Maricopa County Community College Libraries checklist.
Guide students to citation help, recommended databases, and library liaisons.