Collections of Activities

Do you have a classroom-tested collection of activities that is ready for publication?

The collection endorsement process is for authors who plan to publish a collection of at least 12 POGIL activities that have been previously used in the author’s classroom and beyond.

At least 12 of the submitted activities will be reviewed for both content and process development by The POGIL Project to determine if they are POGIL activities of reasonable quality. Endorsement criteria are described here. If at least 75% of reviewed activities meet review criteria and if no more than 10% are determined to be of low quality, the collection will be eligible for endorsement by The POGIL Project. Authors whose activities are determined to be eligible for endorsement are encouraged to publish their activities through The POGIL Project’s publishing agreement.

The Project benefits by adding to the collection of available activities. Endorsing only activities that have characteristics consistent with frameworks developed by experts in POGIL pedagogy will help ensure that the acronym “POGIL” can continue to be meaningful and distinct from the broader category of “inquiry.”

The collection of activities to be submitted must contain at least 12 activities and most activities must have been used in at least two classrooms outside of the author’s. The authors will submit a table of contents to Sarah Rathmell: sarah.rathmell@pogil.org, and activities will be randomly selected for review. An activity submission form is typically submitted for each activity selected for review. If each activity contains detailed information describing outcomes and required prerequisite knowledge, authors may be granted permission to prepare one submission form for the entire collection.

Activity collections that are not being published through The POGIL Project will not be considered for endorsement.

Small Number of Activities

'Do you have a reason to publish a small number of classroom-tested activities?

The activity endorsement process is for authors: 

  • who would like to  publish one or more POGIL activities that have been previously used in the author's classroom and beyond, or

  • who plan to do scholarly research (leading to possible publication describing use and/or assessment) that involves one or more POGIL activities in the classroom or laboratory and who desire external validation that the activities are POGIL activities of reasonable quality.

Submitted activities should have been previously revised in response to student use or feedback from colleagues.

Submitted activities will be reviewed for both content and process by The POGIL Project to determine if they are POGIL activities of reasonable quality. If the activities meet review criteria, they will be eligible for custom publication through The POGIL Project, and authors will be entitled to claim approval from The POGIL Project to describe their activities as POGIL activities in a publication describing use and/or assessment of the activities. The POGIL Project suggests use of the following or a similar acknowledgement statement: "The authors are grateful to The POGIL Project that has reviewed and endorsed the activities utilized in this study.  

The Project benefits by adding to the collection of available activities. Endorsing only activities that have characteristics consistent with frameworks developed by experts in POGIL pedagogy will help ensure that the acronym “POGIL” can continue to be meaningful and distinct from the broader category of “inquiry.”

Authors will submit one or more activities that have been used at least once with students. An activity submission form must also be submitted for each activity.