ATL Awards 10 Assessment Mini-Grants in Fall 2015

The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning is very pleased to announce that assessment mini-grant funding will be awarded to 10 undergraduate degree programs. ATL received many well deserving applications in response to its new assessment mini-grants, intended to help degree programs working to improve assessment of student learning. 

The Fall 2015 awarded programs and project titles are listed below:

Asia ProgramStudent Engagement in Asia Program Assessment: Creating a Module on Disciplinary Approaches - create online learning modules to introduce different disciplinary approaches
ChemistryDirect Assessment of Chemistry Program Learning Goals - implement direct assessment of several learning goals using a national exam
Construction ManagementConstruction Management Program - Assessment Analysis Phase 1 - utilize a student worker for data entry of results from senior exit surveys
Foreign Languages & CulturesEntrance Placement Testing Pilot - pilot a foreign language entrance placement exam to establish an initial measure of student language ability
Human DevelopmentQualitative Analysis of Mentor Evaluations of Human Development Interns - utilize a time-slip assistant to organize qualitative data from intern mentor surveys
NursingBuilding Faculty Assessment Capacity in the CON - create faculty development videos and continuing education materials
Public AffairsCase Conversations - access to a library of cases in public affairs to be used in program’s direct measure
School of Biological SciencesAssessment Database Development: Aligning Data from Multiple Sources - utilize a student worker to create an assessment database with student records of assessment
School of Design & ConstructionSDC Assessment Archive - utilize a student worker to help create an assessment archive
School of Molecular BiosciencesAssessment of Student Learning Gains in the Microbiology Degree with Alignment to Vision & Change - develop and validate concept inventory

As announced in April, 2014, the deadline for proposal submission was September 10, 2015, for amounts up to $500.  Programs will be utilizing grant funding this academic year to implement a project intended to  improve systematic program-level assessment of student learning, support an innovative approach to assessment, and/or support faculty professional development in program-level learning outcomes assessment.

The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning thanks all of those who took the time to submit an application. ATL continues to encourage all efforts connected to systematic assessment, innovation, and/or faculty development for assessment in undergraduate degree programs and will make every effort to offer additional assessment mini-grants in the future.