Project suggestions: Many examples exist of TAP activities at other universities, accessible by searching on the term “assessment mini grant” For example, the University of Northern Iowa has compiled a list of possible topics: http://www.uni.edu/assessment/possibleprojects.shtml Schools and colleges are encouraged to use these examples, along with their own program assessment data (or lack thereof) to design a project to collect data needed to answer a specific question, secure training or resources needed to measure a specific outcome, or to study potential approaches to assessment which would not have otherwise been examined. The TAP mini-grants are not designed to supplement or provide funding for ongoing, established assessment strategies. Descriptions of the uses of mini-grant funding will be included in the grant application and in the final report for the grant project.
Possible activities (subject to LSSU policies and procedures):
Costs for printing
and mailing of assessment instruments
· Focus group expenses (except food or other food-related expenses)· Survey expenses
· Honoraria and travel for external reviewers of student work products (portfolios, projects, exhibits, performances, etc.)
· Software applications and/or licenses
· Support for student assistants directly involved in assessment-related activities
· Equipment related directly to assessment activities
· Faculty/staff travel expenses to professional conferences with an assessment track and/or to present on some aspect of the assessment program in their unit.
· Funding for retreats for school/college strategic planning and goal-setting