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 2019-2020.

Ten $2,000 mini-grants are available to programs to support teams of two or more full-time faculty for assessment during the 2019-2020 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 (Venue: Graduate Resource Center Conference Room LIB N A124):

  • Mini-grant application information sessions (attend one of the following):
    • Friday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, September 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 2019-2020 Assessment Workshops (one or more of the following):
    • “Strategies for Collecting Program Assessment Data Workshop” on Friday, November 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Examining Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum on Wednesday, December 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • "Assessment in 5 Easy Steps" on Friday, January 31, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    • "Let’s Get it Started: Adapting VALUE Rubrics to Assess Almost Any Program Outcome" on Thursday, February 6, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • "Assessing Written Communication and Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum" on Wednesday, February 19, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • "Assessing Quantitative Reasoning Across the Curriculum" on Friday, February 28, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • "Taking it to the Next Level: Assessing Graduate Program Outcomes" on Wednesday, March 4, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • "Strategies for Collecting Program Assessment Data" on Wednesday, March 18, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • “Examining Information Literacy Across the Curriculum” on Thursday, April 9, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    • “Examining Diversity Across the Curriculum” on Friday, April 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Proposals are due by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. They should be emailed as attachments to the Director of Assessment, Veena Prabhu, at  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 2019 and/or Spring 2020.

For questions, please contact Director of Assessment, Veena Prabhu, at