Provost offers grants program assessment

During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Office of the Provost offered funding through two new initiatives to support departmental and academic program assessment. The program-level assessment grant funded proposals up to $5,000, and mini-grants were funded up to $500.

Program-Level Assessment Grants were developed to fund collecting student learning evidence related to program-level learning outcomes. The intent of these grants was to help departments/programs "close the loop" regarding their curriculum planning and teaching by looking at student work or other evidence of student learning across courses or an entire major and to use that evidence in decisions about improvement. Additional funding to achieve new program goals will be considered upon completion of the program.

Assessment Activities Mini-Grants were developed to aid departments/programs that are making curricular or programmatic changes as a result of the assessment process. 

Program and Assessment activities that were funded include:

  • Sophomore Assessment Project—Fashion Design and Merchandising, College of the Arts
  • Assessment Plan for B.A. in Spanish—Modern and Classical Language Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Assessment and Curriculum—Department of Pan-African Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Program Assessment in Political Science: Do men and women have the same experience at Kent State University—Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Computer Technology Assessment—Computer Technology, Ashtabula Campus
  • Integrated Student Writing & Business Knowledge Assurance and Career Development—College of Business Administration
  • Closing the Loop Mini-Grant—College of Business Administration
  • Electronic Portfolios: Student, Course and Program Evaluation Process—College of Nursing
  • Development of a School-wide Professional Disposition Assessment—School of Library and Information Science, College of Communication and Information
  • A Baseline Assessment of HDES Students’ Intercultural Competence—School of Lifespan Development and Educational Studies, College of Education, Health and Human Services

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