Assessment Mini-Grants encourage development and implementation of effective program
assessments by providing resources to help defray the costs of such efforts.
- To encourage development or implementation of assessments.
- To promote best practices in assessment at the program/unit level.
- To facilitate faculty/staff participation in the scholarship of assessment.
HOW MUCH CAN I ASK FOR?
Grant requests up to $2500 will be considered. The number of grants awarded will be
based on the yearly budgeted amount.
The total amount awarded is subject to the availability of funds.
HOW CAN I USE THE FUNDS?
- Expenses related to administration of certification or professional exams that provide
feedback on curricular strengths and weaknesses
- Focus group expenses (except food or other food-related expenses)
- Survey expenses
- Honoraria and travel for external reviewers of student work products (portfolios,
projects, exhibits, performances, etc.)
- Software applications and/or licenses
- Support for student assistants directly involved in assessment-related activities
- Equipment related directly to assessment activities
- Faculty/staff stipends to develop and implement assessment measures/instruments
- Faculty/staff travel expenses to professional conferences with an assessment track
and/or to present on some aspect of the assessment program in their unit.
Assessment Mini-Grants can be used to support outcomes assessment in the following
- Undergraduate Academic Programs
- Graduate Academic Programs
- Administrative or Educational Support programs in Academic or Student Affairs
- Administrative Units
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications for a Assessment Mini-Grant must contain the following information:
- A description of the assessment activity(ies) to be funded
- Individual(s) responsible for each assessment activity
- Amount requested for each assessment activity
- Plan for disseminating results to program faculty/staff
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
The application period is January 1 – May 31 for funding during FY2017-18. Note that
this is now FY instead of AY. Completed applications should be submitted to the Office
of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness, H.F.R. 440. All questions about the applications
should be addressed to Steve Wallace, Director of Assessment, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review
of the grant proposals will be completed by the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Committee or the Operational Outcomes Assessment Committee.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES IF I RECEIVE A ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANT?
At the conclusion of the funding year, all grant recipients must provide:
- a report summarizing the activities completed and funds expended, and
- a summary of the actions taken or proposed as result of the assessments
Additionally, grant recipients must be willing to share the results of the project
in a campus-wide assessment forum, when requested.