Why Exemplary Assignments?
The sample assignments in this site were selected by CTET instructional designers
in collaboration with faculty to
provide models of well-designed assignments. Each assignment was
evaluated using this rubric created by CTET instructional designers.
Writing effective assignments can increase retention and enhance student success (Boye, 2017), therefore, CTET instructional designers are working alongside faculty members to design and create effective assignments that reflect and embody elements of the Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM).
Take a closer look at your assignments
We invite you to try out the evaluation rubric to take a closer look at your assignments. Perhaps start out with one that you feel may need some revision work. We hope you find the evaluation rubric useful.
Creating Assignments - Carnegie Mellon Eberly, Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation
A Checklist for Designing Assignments – University of Waterloo, Center for Teaching Excellence
How Do I Create Meaningful and Effective Assignments? - Texas Tech University, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center
– University of Toronto, Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation
What is a Rubric - UC Denver, Center for Faculty Development
Creating and Using Rubrics - Carnegie Mellon Eberly, Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation