The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the Vice Chancellor Assessment Project Grant (VCAP) to support and promote assessment effort and scholarly related activities on campus including but not limited to program review, accreditation, and a program's effort to improve their assessment plan and/or process to better achieve program/student learning outcomes.
The award amount is up to $1500. At most, five selected eligible projects will be funded this academic year. Funding may be directly used for project-related expenses. If additional funding is needed, please make sure that you have committed funds from your school/department. The funds can’t be used as salary or stipend for faculty. However, the money can be used for student workers, conferences, equipment, books, software, etc.
All proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year must be submitted by January 18, 2014. A peer review will be conducted by the Assessment Council to select and fund projects that have the greatest likelihood of maximizing impact on student learning. The evaluation rubric was attached to the email announcement. If you would like a copy, please contact the Office of Assessment. Recipients will be notified by February 15, 2014.
Proposals must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Projects should be 3-12 months in duration.
Funding of the selected proposals will be awarded upon completion of the project. However, early funding may be available if sufficient justification is presented. This request will not impact the evaluation of your proposal.
All schools, programs, departments, and academic support units are eligible to apply. Proposals should be developed and submitted by or in consultation with the individual(s) responsible for assessment in the respective unit. Proposals must be approved by the head of the unit. In general, no more than one grant per academic year will be approved for an individual unit. Funding will not be released until IRB approval, if necessary, is granted.
Submit one copy of the application or direct questions to via email firstname.lastname@example.org.