Assignment Design - Session 1: Renewable Assignments: An Evidence-Based Approach to Greater Student Engagement and Learning

Friday, February 3, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

O'Kelly 343

221 Centennial Drive
O'Kelly Room 343
Grand Forks, ND 58278

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Registration open through 2/3/2023 11:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

Everyone wants their work to matter and understandably resents struggling for hours on something they know will be thrown away almost as soon as its finished. Given the opportunity, people want to contribute something of worth to others that has the potential to make a difference. This is the principle behind “renewable” assignments, named in contrast to traditional “disposable” assignments which may be thrown away as soon as they are returned. Renewable assignments provide students the opportunity to engage in meaningful work, add value, and provide a foundation for future students to learn from and build upon. Renewal assignments are inclusive, giving students more ownership of their learning, and students report finding them more engaging and relevant. Come to learn more about what makes an assignment renewable, what a renewable assignment would look like in your class, and the research evidence indicating positive student experiences and outcomes with this approach.


Virginia Clinton-Lisell, PhD
Associate Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
-Educational Psychology

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