Assessment Mini-Grants

Assessment Mini-Grant Information

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has funding available for assessment-related activities in the form of competitive Assessment Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to all faculty and staff at SHSU to help fund new or ongoing assessment practices within programs, offices, or departments; or to all faculty and staff to help fund travel to make an assessment-related presentation at a professional conference.  Eligible recipients may request up to $1,000.

The deadline for grant applications for the 2018-2019 academic year is November 1, 2018, with decisions regarding acceptance made by December 1, 2018.  If any funds remain after this period, additional applications will be accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  For additional information, please contact Tama Hamrick at 936-294-3279 or thamrick@shsu.edu.

Assessment Mini-Grant Application

Assessment Mini-Grant Application


Assessment Mini-Grant Showcase

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has selected the following Mini-Grants to showcase:.

Maria Holmes, Honors College - Honors College Admission and Retention Assessment

Jesse Starkey, Global Center for Journalism and Democracy - International Journalism Training Follow-up Assessments

Jaron Rider, Recreational Sports - Student Staff Risk Management Knowledge and Skills Assessment

Michael Sproat, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Sam Houston Memorial Museum Visitor Experience Assessment

2017-2018 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

Tatiana Artamonova, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Comparing the Outcomes of Online and Face-to-Face Spanish Courses

William Blackwell, Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations
Design and Implementation of a Program Completer Survey to Inform Curriculum Decisions

Simone Camel, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
New Accreditation Standards Assessment Workshop

Christina Ellis, College of Education
Teacher Preparation Capstone Portfolio

Dana Grant, Residence Life
Residence Life Student Satisfaction Assessment Project

Jannah Nerren, College of Education's Center for Assessment
Artful Assessment: College-Wide Assessment Mini-Conference

Ryan Randa, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
College of Criminal Justice Senior Exit Survey

Megan Richardson, Office of Health Promotion
SHSU Fights the Flu: Strategies for Increasing the Vaccination Rate at a Large University

Ashly Smith and Traci Austin, Department of General Business and Finance
Improving Professional Presentation Skills: Skills Assessment and Peer Feedback with Video Recordings

Michael Sproat, Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Visitor Experience Assessment

Jeffrey Sullivan, Department of Counselor Education
Implementing Personality Assessment Inventory

Candice Wilson, First-Year Experience
Freshman Learning Communities Assessment

David Yebra, High Potential Employee Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy Meta-Assessment


  • 2016-2017 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

    William Blackwell, Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations
    Developing Multi-Point Assessment Instruments for Measuring the Knowledge, Ethical and Professional Reasoning, and Growth

    Mae Cox, Julie Herron, Jamie Coyne, and Victoria Hollas, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    Assessment of Teaching Post Bacc Students

    Sarah Fritsch, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Calculus Preparation Project

    Dana Grant, Residence Life
    Annual Residence Life Student Satisfaction Survey

    Lisa Muftic, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
    Assessing Criminal Justice Living Learning Communities

    Jaron Rider, Recreational Sports
    Student Staff Risk Management Knowledge and Skills Assessment

    Michael Sproat, Sam Houston Memorial Museum
    Sam Houston Memorial Museum Visitor Experience Assessment

    Ann Stiles and Linda James, School of Nursing
    Teaching Transcultural Self-Efficacy in Nursing Students

    Mary Williams, Department of Kinesiology
    Assessing Inter-Professional Education in Healthcare Professions

    Kelly Zinn, School of Nursing
    A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Virtual Simulation on Clinical Judgment and Confidence in Pre-Licensure BSN Students

    • 2015-2016 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

      Patsy Collins, Student Money Management Center
      Classroom Assessment Utilizing Student Response Systems

      Karla Eidson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
      First Generation College Students Perceptions of Study Abroad

      Jose Santiago, Department of Kinesiology
      Development of an Instrument to Assess Pre-Service Physical Education

      James Van Roekel, Lowman Student Center
      Lowman Student Center Student Participation Tracking

      • 2014-2015 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

        Julie Albert and Linda Zientek, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
        Student Success Rates of Developmental Mathematics Students By Student Profiles

        Maria Holmes, Honors College
        Honors College Admission and Retention Assessment

        John Jordan, SAM Center
        Qualitative Program Assessment

        Steven Koether, College of Sciences
        FoS: Online Peer Evaluation of Effort - Improving the Ease of Use

        Valerie Powell, Department of Art
        Assessing Risk-Taking in the Classroom

        Todd Primm, Department of Biological Sciences
        Developing the Microbiology Concept Inventory

        Glenn Sanford and David Wright, Department of Psychology and Philosophy
        Assessing Student Metacognition as an Indicator of Critical Thinking Skills

        Jesse Starkey, Global Center for Journalism and Democracy
        International Journalism Training Follow-up Assessments

        James Van Roekel, Lowman Student Center
        LSC Student Evaluation

        Tamara Waggener, Department of Political Science
        Assessment and Pedagogy in Required POLS Course