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
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.