Starting summer 2019, I began assigning infographics as finals instead if traditional papers or exams. Students chose their own topics related to the course. They were instructed to imagine they were tasked with informing community members with little-to-no background knowledge on their topic. They needed to convey why their topic was important and develop a proposed solution or recommendation specific to their home state. Below are examples from CRJ 106: Introduction to Corrections, CJ 391: Corrections, and CJ 407: Introduction to Research Methods.
My colleague and I are conducting a study to assess students' feedback on the infographic format. The results will be disseminated in early 2020.
CJ 407: Introduction to Research Methods Fall 2019
Linda, Gina, Jovanni, Robyn, and Bailey