2019-2020 Assessment Inquiry Grant

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE) piloted the Assessment Inquiry Grant program in 2016-17, awarding $1,000 to departments that seek to go above-and-beyond their program-level assessment effort.  Building upon the foundation of existing student learning outcome assessment process, the grant encourages faculty and departments to explore questions that are critical in understanding how and why student learning progresses, as well as pinpointing how to improve teaching and learning practices.  In essence, the Assessment Inquiry Grant is designed to strengthen current assessment effort and to promote a scholarship of assessment.  Ultimately, the hope is that diving deeper into how students are learning will promote a culture of data driven processes to improve student success.

For 2019-2020, six grants were awarded.

2019-2020 Assessment Inquiry Grant Awards 

Department:  American Studies

Project Lead: Carrie Lane
Project Title: Statistical Analysis of AMST Student Recruitment and Retention

Department:  Public Health

Project Lead: Jennifer Piazza
Project Title: It’s not you, it’s me:  Examining how measurement tools can affect the results of undergraduate assessment

Department:  Business Communication

Project Lead: Teeanna Rizkallah, Jillian Wood
Project Title: Programmatic Change Using Cross-Disciplinary Assessment: Writing Across or Against the Curriculum?

Unit: Housing and Residential Engagement

Project Lead: Jenni Brundage
Project Title: Housing and Residential Engagement: Assessing Student Self of Belonging

Unit: Health Professions Advising Office 

Project Lead: Michele Mouttapa
Project Title:  Assessing and Addressing the “State School Stereotype” in Regards to Students’ Success in Entering into Health Careers

Unit: Capital Programs & Facilities Management

Project Lead: Stephanie Del Rosario
Project Title: Sustainability Literacy Assessment