Assessing student learning is an essential component of general education and in the major. Here in the Office of Assessment, we realize that assessment on the part of faculty is sometimes extra work. Sometimes, that extra work costs a little bit of money. We hear you! We know how hard you work to better the education of our students, and we’re here to help. We are always available to be your thinking partner, but for a limited time, we can offer modest financial assistance to qualifying project proposals.
We are now accepting proposals for $500 Assessment Grants. While proposals will be accepted after, May 22 is the deadline to be funded during the 2017 Fiscal Year. This grant supports innovative practices in the assessment of student learning. The Assessment Grants are intended for faculty in their efforts to support and assess student learning in public affairs and general education.
Grant proposal forms are due May 22, 2017.
Eligible projects include (but are not limited to):
- Compare student learning in face-to-face and online courses
- Develop, revise, or refine student learning outcomes in the major
- Support a meeting of dual course, per course, and full-time faculty in a department
- Support focus groups with students or alumni to ask questions related to program learning outcomes
- Focus groups with transfer and homegrown students on student learning in a program
- Incentivize faculty for the extra work involved in assessment
Please contact us for consideration of proposals unrelated to those listed above.
We’ve made this application process as easy as possible. Simply obtain approval from your dean and department head, then complete the proposal form before the deadline. We convert your answers from the form into your proposal. All you have to do is fill out the form and click submit.