Assignment Design Resources
Assignments are powerful teaching tools, and their design is one of the most consequential intellectual tasks that faculty undertake in their work as educators.
- Organizing Assignment Design Work on Your Campus webpage — toolkit of resources and materials from NILOA
- Anderson, P., Anson, C. M., Gonyea, R. M., & Paine, C. (2015). “The contributions of writing to learning and development: Results from a large-scale multi-institutional study.” Research in the Teaching of English. 50(2), 199-235.
- Barkley, E. F. & Major, C. H. (2016). Learning assessment techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Bean, J. C. (2011). Engaging ideas: The professor’s guide to integrative writing, critical thinking and active learning in the classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Hutchings, P. (2016). Aligning educational outcomes and practices (Occasional Paper #26). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).
- Hutchings, P., Jankowski, N. A., & Ewell, P. T. (2014). Catalyzing assignment design activity on your campus: Lessons from NILOA’s assignment library initiative. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).
- Melzer, D. (2014). Assignments across the curriculum: A national study of college writing. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.
- Winkelmes, M., et al. (2016). “A teaching intervention that increases underserved college students’ success.” Peer Review.
- Winkelmes, M., et al. (2015). “Benefits (some unexpected) of transparent assignment design.” National Teaching and Learning Forum. 24(4), 4-7.