2021-2022 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 2021-2022, four grants were awarded.

2021-2022 Assessment Inquiry Grant Awards 

Department:  Anthropology

Project Leads: Elizabeth Pillsworth, Brenda Bowser, Ahmed Afzal
Project Title: Graduate Studies Assessment in Anthropology

Department: Politics, Administration and Justice

Project Lead: Myungjung Kwon
Project Title: Examining the Impacts of MPA Core Courses and Class Activities on MPA Student Learning Outcomes

Department: Sociology

Project Leads: Anthony S. Alvarez, Devon Thacker Thomas
Project Title: Examining the Role of Major Advising in Student Success

Department: Mathematics

Project Leads: Adam Glesser, Amelia Stone-Johnstone, Cherie Ichinose
Project Title: Assessing Student Learning in Corequisite Calculus Courses