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 2020-2021 academic year is November 2, 2020, with decisions regarding acceptance made by December 1, 2020. 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 936-294-1536 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


2019-2020 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

M.C. Breen and Steven D. Koether, Academic Success Center and College of Science and Engineering Technology
GUIA: Graduate/Undergraduate Instructor Academy Assessment

Jin Young Choi and Douglas H. Constance, Department of Sociology
Aligning the "Writing in Sociology" Mid-level Course Assessment Across Instructors and Formats

Ulan Dakeev, Department of Engineering Technology
Spatial Cognition Tools for Future Design Engineering Students

Juan D. Daza, Rajesh Balaraman, and Patricia Ramsey, Department of Art and Department of Biological Sciences
Assessment of a 3-day Workshop on SHSU Community Engagement: SHSU Art and Biology Department

Jennifer J. Didier, Department of Kinesiology
Using Virtual Reality to Increase the Learning and Assessment of our Students

Kathleen Gilbert, COHS-Food Pantry
Food Pantry Awareness Asessment

Forrest Lane, Department of Educational Leadership
Impact of First-Year Seminars on Students Placed into Developmental Education

Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin and Glenn Sanford, Department of Psychology & Philosophy
Developing a Writing Assessment Instrument for PHIL 2306

Carolyn Moore, School of Music
Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Assessing Music Therapy Students' Professional Disposition and Clinical Musicianship SKills

Lori Rose, Ericka Dupclay, Lixin Wang, and Rajesh Balaraman, Department of Biological Sciences
Evaluation of Laboratory Assistants in the Department of Biological Sciences

Temilola Salami, Department of Psychology & Philosophy
Identifying Human Trafficking Victims: Measurement Development and Validation

Danica L. Schieber, Department of General Business and Finance
The Search for Confidence: Analyzing Student Presentation Reflections

Michael Sproat, Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Strategic Planning

Dana Van De Walker, International Programs
Best Practice Perspectives on International Student Recruitment from Texas Community Colleges

Tamara Waggener, Department of Political Science
Assessing Civic and Political Engagement

  • 2018-2019 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

    Sinem Akay-Sullivan, Department of Counselor Education
    Implementing Heart Rate Variability and Blood Oxygen Saturation Measurements in Assessment and Treatment of Trauma

    Min Kyung An and Peter Cooper, Department of Computer Science
    Development of Transition Plans to New Mandatory ABET CAC Criteria

    Jessica Bedore, Department of Agricultural Sciences
    Assessing Knowledge and Skills in Equine Nutrition

    Wyatt Brown, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
    MSCJ Graduate Exit Exam Implementation

    Jin Young Choi and Douglas H. Constance, Department of Sociology
    Aligning the Sociology Capstone Course Across Teaching Formats and Instructors

    Lindsay Clark, Department of General Business and Finance
    Scaffolding for Success in Information Literacy

    Dana Grant, Residence Life
    Residence Life Student Satisfaction Assessment Project

    Melinda Holt, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Assessment of Core Mathematics Interventions

    John Jordan, SAM Center
    Attending the NACADA Assessment Institute for Training and Workshops

    Jannah Nerren, College of Education
    CAEP Conference Travel

    Megan Richardson, Office of Health Promotion
    National College Health Assessment

    Jaron Rider, Recreational Sports
    Instilling a Growth Mindset in Challenge Course and Climbing Wall Participants

    William Shepherd, Department of Physics
    Specifications-Based Grading in Upper-Division Physics

    Susanna Shupp, Academic Success Center
    Assessment of State Mandated Co-Requisite Math Models

    Tabitha Tipton, Lowman Student Center
    Safety Certifications

    • 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