assignments which match your discipline and learning outcomes;
resources to facilitate student research processes;
instruction and consultations related to student learning related to research; and
assessment and feedback strategies for describing student performance.
Plan for any Tech Needs: Ask yourself what technologies will students need to complete this assignment, and what instruction and access might they need to use that technology. Consult with your librarian liaison and, possibly, Media Services to answer these questions.
Phase the Assignment: Break term projects into steps, so that students can get feedback on each phase in the research process. For example, consider
Research proposals to give feedback on research design and topic development.
Annotated bibliographies to give feedback on accessing, searching, and collecting relevant literature.
Research journals to give feedback on managing complex research projects.
Information Literacy Sandbox.This database of information literacy materials includes lesson plans, activities, and rubrics for information literacy assignments, searchable by the relevant frame (see above), discipline, and format.
Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised). This is now a standard tool for instructional design, useful for writing outcomes for different types and levels of learning.