WebQuest - Getting to Know ENMU

You have traveled a long way from home to get to Portales and to ENMU. But how much do you really know about the school that will be your home away from home for the next two or three years?


You have been given the job of preparing a brochure to acquaint prospective students with ENMU. These students come from all over the world and speak many different languages, so you will have to prepare this brochure in English.

The brochure should tell students what they will need to know about the university, its policies, and different courses of study.


Part 1:

Working in groups of three, complete the following tasks:

  1. Go to the ENMU website and click on "About ENMU". You will work together to create a summary of the information found on that page.
  2. Each person in the group will investigate one of the majors mentioned in the "What's New" section and also one in the "Top Undergraduate Majors". Be sure to choose a major that is NOT your own. Write a brief summary of the information presented on the website about each of the majors.

Part 2:

Continuing your work with your group, please do the following search the ENMU website and find out about the Multicultural Affairs Office.

  • What is it? What does it do? Where is it located?
  • What different groups of people does it serve?
  • What activities does it sponsor for international students?

As a group, write a summary of your findings.

Part 3:

Each member of the group should do one of the following activities.

  • What happens if you have trouble in some of your classes? Who should you turn to? Look for information on the College Success Program and on Tutoring. Prepare an explanation of the services they offer, where they are located, and how to get in touch with them.
  • Look on the website and find information about the many different museums on or near campus. Write a brief introduction to the different museums.
  • Investigate Golden Library. Write an introduction to the library in which you let your reader know about the hours it is open, what services it offers, etc.

Part 4:

Combine all these into one final document which could be given to new students who are thinking about coming to ENMU to study. You may add pictures if you like.

Send it to me as an attachment to an email.


Your work this week will be graded according to the following rubric:

Novice - 1 pt Intermediate - 3 pts Proficient - 5 pts
Content Incomplete or inaccurate information Complete accurate information presented in an acceptable manner Complete accurate information presented in an exceptional manner
Grammar and Mechanics Many grammatical and/or mechanical errors that make it difficult to understand Some grammatical and/or mechanical errors that do not interfere with understanding No or extremely few grammatical and/or mechanical errors that do not interfere with understanding at all
Academic Integrity Words and phrases may be copied without giving credit to the original author. Credit sometimes given and sometimes not given for words and phrases taken from the website. Writer uses his/her own words without fail credits the website for the information.
Presentation No apparent effort has been made to compile the individual pieces into a unified document. Some effort has been made to create a unified document. The individual pieces have been combined into a unified and attractive document.
Individual effort Little individual effort demonstrated. Acceptable individual effort demonstrated. Exemplary individual effort demonstrated.


Now that you know a little more about ENMU, I hope you will continue to explore the website and learn more. It is important that you feel comfortable and at home here!


Thanks to Minh Tran, ENMU Webmaster, and his staff for creating the site that allowed us to do this WebQuest.

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