Mini-Grant proposals for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted after July 1, 2021 and will continue to be accepted through November 1, 2021.
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Recipients of Assessment mini-grants:
Four professors received mini grants from the Center for Teaching and Learning for assessment initiatives. Dr. Christy Wenger and Christian Benefiel each received $1,000 grants. Wenger will use her grant as stipends for faculty to review and assess the studio writing courses, and Benefiel will use his to conduct portfolio reviews in spring for sophomore and senior level B.F.A. students. Dr. Jason Allen received $925, which allowed five students to attend the virtual National Council for the Social Studies conference earlier this month. Dr. Craig Cline received $500 which will allow the Department of Social Work to host a series of brief continuing education workshops and seminars.
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. Mini-grants are awarded for up to $1,000.
Mini-Grant Application Information:
Recipients will be required to share their projects at a “Celebration of Student Learning” FOSL session held in March of each year. Many different kinds of activities can be funded, depending on the needs and interests of individual programs.
Some possibilities include:
- Hiring an external reviewer on an assessment-related topic.
- Traveling to an assessment-related conference or event (tentative while travel support is limited by university – however, virtual conferences or webinar funding is a possibility)!
- 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.