Office of Academic Assessment

Assessment Grant

The Assessment Grant is an award offered annually through the joint efforts of the University Assessment Committee and the Office of Academic Assessment. Grant money ($6000 in each of the last two years) supports one or more of the many high-quality assessment projects on campus addressing assessment of student learning outcomes. 

 

Proposal submissions are considered each year. Submissions include the following: a detailed project description; an explanation of how the project addresses a grant theme and contributes to student learning assessment; a timetable; a budget; and a completed I-Grants Approval and Certification Transmittal Form. A more detailed description of what can be found in RFPs.


Grant Theme

Submissions were sought for proposals on assessment that related to the following:

  • Addressing the equity gap
  • Closing the loop
  • Implementation of the UW-Whitewater 2017-2020 strategic plan goals as they relate to student learning (http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan)
  • Integration of e-portfolios in the learning process
  • Fostering an environment that encourages a growth mindset culture

Winners

Anna Land and Sameer Prasad

“Assessing the Value of High-Impact Practices (HIPs) to Deepen Community Relationships and Decrease Equity Gaps in the Supply Chain Management Program.”

The purpose of the study is to further analyze how HIPs can be implemented within the Supply Chain Management program to enhance student diversity, retention, grade point averages, and more while reducing equity gaps. Internal and external measures will be used, including an examination of courses offered which implement HIPs and gaining assessment data from external stakeholders including internship supervisors and advisory board members. The project hopes to strengthen relationships with for-profit and nonprofit orgnaizations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Ultimately, this project hopes to work towards a larger proportion of non-traditional students, minority students, and women into the Supply Chain Management program.

Assessment Grant 2019-2020 Winners

Grant Theme

Submissions were sought for proposals on assessment that related to the following:

  • Integration of e-portfolios in the learning process
  • Fostering an environment that encourages a growth mindset culture
  • Implementation of the UW-Whitewater 2017-2020 strategic plan goals as they relate to student learning (http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan)

Winners

Sharri VanAlstine

“Music Assessment: Impact on the Development of Musicianship and Degree Completion”

One of the goals of this study will be to discover how the music department's entrance requirements (both musically and in regards to ACT scores) relates to student success during the program and the rate of degree completion. Another goal is to determine how the new jury assessment tools (rubrics) are functioning, how student skills are progressing, and how to use assessment data to improve the program.

Janine Tobeck and Daniel Baumgardt

“English–Professional Writing and Publishing”

With this assessment project, the program plans to consolidate and evaluate evidence it has collected from student output, alumni input, and national trends in professional writing and editing program development. Through this work, the program aims to clearly articulate the identity they have built, make informed choices about near-future programming and resource needs, and refine learning outcomes in alignment with the University's strategic goals and the new substantial evidence of students' successes and challenges both in the program and post-graduation.

 Yao Fu and Ozgul Kartal

“Assessing Preservice Teachers' Math Academic Achievement, Growth Mindset and Self-Efficacy”

This project intends to investigate the growth in preservice teachers' mindset and self-efficacy in teaching mathematics through a math methods course, ELEMMID 425. It further investigates the bivariate relation between their mindset, self-efficacy, and academic achievement in ELEMMID 425, i.e., teaching mathematics in the elementary and middle grades. The finding of this study will reveal the relation between mindset, self-efficacy, and academic achievement in teaching of mathematics. Study results should allow sharing of the best practices to support growth mindset and improve self-efficacy in preservice teachers with the professional community.

Location

Office of Academic Assessment
450 Heide Hall 
800 West Main Street 
Whitewater, WI 53190 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

 

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Phone: 262-472-1806

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