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 2019-2020 academic year is November 1, 2019, with decisions regarding acceptance made by December 1, 2019. 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


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