Institutional Research & AssessmentPROVIDING INFORMATION & RESEARCH TO THE CAMPUS & COMMUNITY On this website you will find university information and research we provide to members of the campus and community about enrollment, student characteristics, degrees, faculty and staff, campus survey results, and assessment of student learning.Decorative Image

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

Fall 2012 Programmatic Assessment Reports were due on Friday, November 30. As of Tuesday, December 4, we have received 7 of 25 programmatic assessment reports (28%), with 9 programs permitted extensions. If your program requires an extension, please contact Ron Severtis at rseverti@ius.edu.

23 programs have full programmatic reports due this year; 3 programs have update reports due this year; and 3 programs have already fulfilled their reporting requirements this year.

One primary goal of the OIRA 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 2012:

  • 14 programs (42%) are on the triennial cycle
  • 2 programs (6%) are on the biennial cycle
  • 17 programs (52%) are on the annual cycle

MAKE REQUESTS

OIRA CONTACT INFORMATION