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 2021-2022 academic year is May 28, 2021, with decisions regarding acceptance made by July 1, 2021. 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


2020-2021 Assessment Mini-Grant Recipients

Leslie Anglesey, Department of English
Assessing First-Year Writing Completion Rates Among Student Populations

Siham Bouamer, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Assessing Graduate Students' Oral Proficiency in World Languages and Cultures

Benita Brooks & Helen Berg, School of Teaching and Learning
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Teacher Preparation

Stephen Brown, Department of Population Health
Post-Graduation Employment Survey

Emma Bullock & Amy Ray, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Developing a Reliable and Valid Vocabulary Assessment for MATH 3381

Sheng-Lun Cheng, Conggil Song, & Marilyn Rice, Department of Library Science and Technology
A Longitudinal Assessment of Students Motivational Processes and Products in an Online Doctoral Program to Increase Student Retention

Ulan Dakeev, Department of Engineering Technology
Assessment With NeoTechnologies - ARCADE

Diane Dowdey & April Shemak, Department of English
Assessing the English Graduate Certificate and the English MA Program

Jason Ingram, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Third-Party Review of the Criminal Justice BA/BS Program

Geraldine Monjardez, David Thompson, & Rajesh Balaraman, Department of Forensic Science, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Biological Sciences
Imaging Technology as an Interactive Learning Tool in Undergraduate STEM Courses

Jannah Nerren, College of Education
Assessing Mental Health Knowledge of Teacher Educators

Jaron Rider, Recreational Sports
Combatting Lack of Exercise, Disconnect from the University and Social Isolations Through Virtual Recreational Programming

Mahdi Safa, Department of Engineering Technology
Creating Predictive Models for Business Solutions Using Geoprocessing

Min Jae Suh, Department of Engineering Technology
Improving the Scholarship Application Assessment Rubric: Identifying Self-Plagiarism on Scholarship Applications

Mingkui Wei & Bing Zhou, Department of Computer Science
Enhancement of ABET CAC Criteria on Program Educational Objectives and Continuous Improvement

  • 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 Assessment

    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