Grants and Awards

2023 Assessment Mini Grant program

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for the 2023 Assessment Mini Grant program. We are no longer accepting proposals for this year's program. Recipients will be announced by Friday, February 24, 2023.

For questions, contact Karen Stokes Chapo at karen.stokeschapo@wmich.edu

The University Assessment Steering Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, is pleased to offer the 2023 Assessment Mini Grant program for the purpose of supporting assessment-related projects to improve student learning outcomes in both academic and co-curricular areas. Funding of $15,000 is available this fiscal year, (through June 30, 2023), with a maximum award of $1,500. The second round of proposals will be accepted up through 8 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023.

 

2022 Assessment Mini Grant Recipients

ARCHIVE OF ASSESSMENT Grant RECIPIENTS

 

Assessment Fellows Grants

The University Assessment Steering Committee Assessment Fellows Grant program was designed to provide financial support to faculty and staff at Western Michigan University interested in developing a project based on student learning outcomes assessment. This program was replaced by the Assessment Mini Grant Program in spring 2021. An archive of Fellows Grant recipient presentations can be accessed below. 

Archive of assessment fellows presentations

 

Assessment Excellence Awards

These annual awards are presented by the University Assessment Steering Committee to acknowledge and celebrate assessment work that has led to verifiable improvements in academic or learner support programs. We are always excited to learn about and honor the great work that is being done to use assessment results for continuous improvement of learning and student success at WMU. Click on the guidelines linked below for more information. For questions, contact Karen Stokes Chapo at karen.stokeschapo@wmich.edu.

2021 Award Recipients

Individual

This individual-based award is designed to recognize WMU employees who have made a significant contribution in the area of assessment of student learning.

Collaboration

This award is designed to recognize multiple individual WMU employees from the same or different departments and/or units who have collaborated to make a significant contribution in the area of assessment of student learning.

Unit

This unit-based award is designed to recognize and showcase outstanding efforts in the area of assessment at WMU. An outstanding assessment process is characterized by the use of the results of assessment to improve the activities being assessed. Therefore, criteria for selection will emphasize the demonstration of program improvements as a result of the assessment program.