Grants and Awards
Assessment Mini Grants
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, in collaboration with the University Assessment Steering Committee, is pleased to offer the 2022 Assessment Mini Grant Program for the purpose of supporting assessment-related projects to help advance departments, programs and units at Western Michigan University to the next stage of the student learning outcomes assessment cycle. Funding of $15,000 is available this fiscal year, (until June 30, 2022), with a maximum award of $1,500.
The application due date has expired. Thank you to all who applied and for your interest in the 2022 Assessment Mini Grant Program. For questions, contact Karen Stokes Chapo at email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This individual-based award is designed to recognize WMU employees who have made a significant contribution in the area of assessment of student learning.
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.
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.