Assessment Mini-Grants

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In an effort to support a culture of evidence that informs continuous improvement of programs at Cal State LA, the Provost, through the Office of Graduate Studies, is offering assessment mini-grants for assessment projects to be conducted in 2018-2019.

Ten $2,000 mini-grants are available to programs to support teams of two or more full-time faculty for assessment during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Both undergraduate and graduate programs are eligible to apply. Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria described in the RFP document. An example of a complete proposal and final report can be found here.

Participation in the following workshops will be required for all mini-grant team members:

  • Mini-grant application information sessions (attend one of the following):
    • Thursday, September 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Friday, September 21, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Fall Assessment Workshops (one or more of the following):
    • Examining Written Communication and Critical thinking Across the Curriculum” on Monday, September 17, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    •  “Examining Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum” on Monday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Examining Written Communication and Critical thinking Across the Curriculum” on Thursday, October 18, 3-5 p.m.
    • Measuring Graduate Learning Outcomes” on Monday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Proposals are due by Friday, September 28, 2018. They should be emailed as attachments to the Interim Director of Assessment, Dr. Jessica Dennis, at jdennis@calstatela.edu.  The Director of Assessment and College Assessment Coordinators will review proposals and notify faculty on whether they have received a mini-grant by October 15th.  Data must be collected during Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2018.

For questions, please contact Interim Director of Assessment, Dr. Jessica Dennis, at jdennis@calstatela.edu.