RIT's General Education Assignment Library 

The General Education Assignment Library contains samples of assignments created by RIT faculty to assess General Education Student Learning Outcomes. Assignments are collected and shared by the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment to support the teaching of General Education courses.  

Thank you to the RIT faculty who gave permission to share their assignments and contribute to the General Education community of practice. As assignment design is an iterative process, many of the assignments posted will be revised and improved by faculty or replaced with newer assignments. Assignment authors are encouraged to submit revised materials.    

Featured Assignments

Click here to view our featured assignments and read vignettes about how RIT faculty members developed relevant and engaging assignments that support student achievement of course objectives, including the General Education Student Learning Outcomes. The faculty share the reasons why they like these particular assignments and some of the lessons learned as they’ve modified and improved the assignments over time.

 

Browse the Library

This library allows RIT faculty to:

  • Browse assignments by outcome, discipline, or method 
  • Review pedagogical and assessment guidelines by outcome
  • View assignments that can be used to assess multiple outcomes
Visiting Paris

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Outcome: Examine connections among the world’s populations, Interpret and evaluate artistic expression considering the cultural context in which it was created

RIT Educational Goal: Integrative Literacies- Aesthetic Literacy, Communication Literacy

Discipline: Humanities

Course: ARTH 135/136, Survey of Western Art and Architecture

Author(s): Dr. Sarah Thompson

Method: Essay Question

Wicked Problems- Water Sustainability

This course is focused on a specific topic (wicked problem) and includes a team case study. For this assignment, students work in teams to research and address one aspect or subset of the “wicked” problem at hand to join collectively with the results of all teams to form a more complete overall solution to the wicked problem.

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Outcome: Analyze and construct arguments considering their premises, assumptions, contexts, and conclusions, and anticipating counterarguments

RIT Educational Goal: Critical Thinking, Ethical Reasoning

Discipline: Interdisciplinary

Course: CMDS 333 Wicked Problems

Author(s): Professor Sarah Brownell

Method: Team Project

Writing a Cover Letter

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Outcome: Revise and improve written products

RIT Educational Goal: Integrative Literacies- Communication Literacy

Discipline: Humanities

Course: TCOM 325 Business Communication

Author(s): Dr. Linda Ziberi

Method: Cover Letter

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Contribute to the Library

We are always looking for exceptional General Education assignments!

  • Submit an assignment used to assess a General Education Student Learning Outcome
  • Request feedback or assistance on an assignment used to assess a General Education Student Learning Outcome
  • Send a revised assignment to update the Assignment Library

Use this form to submit an assignment to be shared with other RIT faculty in the General Education Assignment Library. After submitting the form, we will contact you to verify your permission to share the assignment and to gather additional details, if necessary.

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New assignments are added to the library so regularly so check back soon. If you are looking for more assignment samples, the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment maintains a robust Assignment Library.