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Assessment Grants

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Academic Assessment Committee offer funding for projects related to the assessment of student learning, for travel for assessment-related meetings, for continued development of assessment projects and for program improvement projects growing out of assessment results. Note that these funds will be allocated for the current year only and will need to be spent by June 30. It will not be possible to provide continuing, base support for projects from these funds. 

Requests for funding should be submitted as email attachments in Word to Teresa Andrews in the Office of Academic Affairs. To see if your request qualifies, you may submit a brief email as a short narrative with simply the request and the justification.

Funds are available to support the development and implementation of projects to assess student learning. Preference will be given to projects that have a clear link to the assessment plan of an academic program. Requests for funds from this pool should describe the project in brief narrative format and should include a breakdown of the funds requested into major budget categories, e.g., travel, supplies and expenses, equipment.

Funds are available to support specific projects for the improvement of academic programs at IU Southeast that arise from the assessment of student learning. The projects must be based on assessment data and must address issues for program improvement that the faculty of the program have identified after evaluating those data. Requests for these funds should include:

  • Assessment data and faculty evaluation of those data that are the basis for the project.
  • Description of the project
  • Anticipated outcomes and impact of the project on the academic program
  • Budget request broken down into major budget categories
  • Recipients of grants from either of these sources will be expected to submit a report that includes a summary overview and reflective analysis of their project once it is completed. The analysis should include data on the results of the program and plans for future development and/or ongoing evaluation of the program, as appropriate.

Requests must be endorsed by the appropriate dean and evaluated on a rolling basis, continuing until all the funds are committed. If there are any questions about either of these funds, please contact Gil Atnip.

Assessment Updates

2013-14 Academic Program Assessment Reports are due May 11, 2015. Coordinators, please check your email for step-by-step instructions on report submission.

The new WEAVE assessment and strategic planning software will be fully implemented September 1, 2015, for all academic programs. Over the next few weeks, programs will be given access and instructions to their WEAVE site, with access to their program learning goals, student learning outcomes (SLOs), measures, tools, and data results from 2010-11 through 2013-14. Data from 2014-15 will be added this summer.

In Fall 2015, the typical academic program cycle will resume, and coordinators will be given updates as to the status of their assessment cycle and detailed instructions on submitting their 2014-15 assessment report.

One primary goal of the OIE assessment team is to work with faculty of all programs, especially those with annual or biennial assessment cycles, to improve programmatic assessment and facilitate each program to achieve triennial cycle status. As of Fall 2013:

  • 11 programs (33%) are on the triennial cycle (19 to 25 pts)
  • 3 programs (9%) are on the biennial cycle (16 to 18 pts)
  • 19 programs (58%) are on the annual cycle (less than 16 pts)

Are you a new coordinator? Or are you planning on stepping down as coordinator within the next year? The Assessment Coordinator Guidelines provides information for assessment program coordinators. It is a good tool to pass along.