The cross-case analysis section of the report provides a synthesis of the criteria that faculty participants described using to evaluate student work in each of the case studies.  As faculty members increasingly incorporate visual materials into course assignments, it may be helpful to compare notes across fields of study. To the degree that there is agreement on criteria, people providing curricular support can further refine the services they make available.

Evaluating Student Work:

There were some areas of overlap and distinction in terms of the criteria faculty members used to evaluate student work specific to uses of visual materials in their assignments. These criteria may be distilled into seven categories: purposeful selection of materials, aesthetics, specific and detailed analyses of visual materials in text, balance use of visual elements with the flow of the larger assignment, mechanics of working with visual materials, appropriate citation, and composition. (Cross-Case Analysis, p. 49)

  A full version of the study is freely available online.