APPLICATION FOR MINI-GRANTS
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Deadline for submission of applications
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is pleased to make
available financial resources to assist faculty with activities
associated with student learning outcomes assessment. The goal of
the mini-grant is to provide funding opportunities to
faculty and staff to assist with assessment data collection and
analysis using the AMS, LiveText. New development of sound
assessment practices at the program, general education or core
competency level encourages professional development associated
with outcome assessment and strengthens the infrastructure for the
scholarship of teaching and learning.
Mini-Grant:Awards up to $5,000. The purpose
of a mini-grant is to provide start-up funds for a new initia-tive directly related
to the program's outcomes assessment plan. Innovation in learning outcomes assessment
is an important aspect of building a culture that uses evidence to shape decision making
and curriculum development. Recipients may be asked to present their findings at Pepperdine
and at the WASC Academic Resource Conference in spring of the following academic year the
grant was awarded. Award recipients are encouraged to pursue publication in one of the many
teaching and learning journals.
In addition, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness should be considered as a resource
during the course of the project. Please note: Grant amounts depend on the number of PLOs
or outcomes being assessed and the quality of the assessment methodology proposed. The time
frame can be 1 to 2 years. Applications can come from individuals or teams. Using Livetext
software for assessment of learning outcomes is a key aspect of this grant.
The application must be typed, dated and sent to the ASLC via email attachment to
the due date. Initiatives with funds from other sources are ineligible for the mini-grant.
Faculty who hold senior administrative roles (e.g., associate dean or higher) are
also ineligible for funds.
Faculty who are involved with the development and implementation of program-outcomes
assessment activities are welcome to apply for support from the ASLC.