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. The endorsement process is described HERE. 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 first submit a letter of intent by March 15 to the POGIL Endorsement Coordinator and/or to Danita Baber: baber.pogil@gmail.com.
  • All activities in the collection, a complete table of contents, and associated forms are due by May 15.
  • At least 12 activities will be randomly selected for review in June and July. Authors can expect feedback by late July.

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

  • 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 considered by The POGIL Project to be high quality POGIL activities or experiments.

  • Who plan to add activities to a previously published collection.

Authors will submit their activities to the POGIL Activity Clearinghouse (PAC). Once successfully approved through the PAC, the authors may consider the activities endorsed for use. Authors may 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, which 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.