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ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
The purpose of the Assessment Grant Initiative is to create a culture of continuous improvement by supporting informed decision making through the use of assessment. The grants are offered as a way for programs across campus to investigate new avenues in assessment, strengthen existing assessment designs, or implement action plans.
Grants are offered up to the amount of $1,000 and will be awarded to VT faculty or staff members in academic areas to conduct assessment-related projects or initiatives that directly support student learning outcome assessment processes for undergraduate, graduate, or certificate programs.
Successfully funded Assessment Grant Initiative projects will contribute to the ongoing development of Virginia Tech by providing “seed” money for programs or units to:
Examples of Appropriate Projects
All proposed projects will be considered for an award. However, priority will be given to those proposals that focus on developing or implementing direct measures of student learning. Some examples of potential grant projects include:
Funds may not be used for activities financed through other sources unless additional funds are needed to complete the project. In these cases, programs need to be specific and differentiate how funding from each source will be used. Grants will not be awarded for faculty or staff travel or to cover student stipends or incentives.
Proposal Review and Award Criteria
All proposals will be reviewed by Assessment & Evaluation personnel and evaluated on the basis of the quality of the design and the grant’s potential to contribute to ongoing assessment efforts at Virginia Tech. All grants must tie directly to the assessment of student learning or student experience.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Requirements After Award
Awardees of all grants must be willing to share their assessment projects and results with the greater Virginia Tech community. Awardees will submit a brief summary of their findings to Assessment & Evaluation the year following the grant award. This summary should be less than 500 words and report on the results of the project, any challenges encountered during implementation, and future plans. In addition, the activities implemented or conducted as part of this award should be highlighted in annual assessment reports submitted by the program or unit.
Submitting your Grant Proposal
Grant proposals should be submitted no later than February 1st. All awardees will be notified within one month of the application deadline. To apply for an Assessment Grant please submit a proposal form. Completed forms should be submitted via email in PDF format with the following labeling structure:
For review submit a completed proposal form to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2019.