Minigrants for Faculty and Staff

Mini-grant proposals have been awarded for the 2013-2014 academic year. We will be pleased to accept proposals again after July 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014 as funds last.

The Center for Teaching and Learning awards a limited number of mini-grants to individuals, departments and support units for assessing student learning and curriculum/program development. Minigrants are awarded for up to $1,000.

MINIGRANT Application information:

Please submit your application (below) to the Center for Teaching and Learning (153 Scarborough Library).  Proposals undergo a review process by members of the Assessment Task Force. Assessment Task Force members do not have a vote on any proposal within their department or unit.

A one-page summary of the results of the project are due upon completion of the project.  Recipients will also be required to share their projects at a "Celebration of Student Learning" session.  Many different kinds of activities can be funded, depending on the needs and interests of individual programs. Please see some examples below and make sure to address all questions on the application form (downloadable below).

Some possibilities include:

  • Hiring an outside consultant on an assessment-related topic.
  • Traveling to an assessment-related conference or event.
  • Revising a course or program to meet student learning goals.
  • Attending or organizing a workshop or retreat that will advance the unit's student learning goals.
  • Administering a special test or survey that will help meet the program's assessment goals.

Mini-Grant Application

See our News & Views Newsletter for details regarding mini-grants that have been awarded for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.