WSU Program Assessment Grants
To promote best practices in program-level assessment of student learning outcomes and student services programs' goals, the Office of the Provost offers one-time funds to assist in the piloting, creation, or significant revision of a program's assessment instruments or process, or to obtain professional development in program assessment.
See below for past projects' titles and reports or read examples of successful proposals. Contact WSU Director of Assessment Cathy Barrette with questions or for a consultation about your project ideas or draft proposal.
Congratulations, 2020 WSU Program Assessment Grant Awardees!
Based on recommendations from a review committee of faculty and staff with extensive experience in assessment, four projects received 2020 assessment grants:
|Unit||Project title and description||Collaborating colleagues|
Liberal Arts & Sciences:
Latino/a & Latin American Studies
Un Arroz Con Pollo: Assessing Mixed and Multidisciplinary Learning Modalities in an Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Faculty and staff will obtain professional development and consult with a disciplinary expert to redesign their program learning outcomes and assessments.
Melissa Miranda Morse, Tamara Serrano Chandler, Jorge Chinea, Victor Figueroa
Pharmacy & Health Sciences:
Bone Saw Skill Assessment in Clinical Practice
Faculty will develop and pilot two new assessments to meet an accreditation requirement related to the psychomotor skills learning outcome.
|VeraLucia Mendes-Kramer, Dongping Shi|
Assessing Staff Acquisition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competency Knowledge for WSU Career Services
Staff will undertake professional development to integrate and assess their professional standard related to diversity, equity and inclusion into presentations for students.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Using Feedback Informed Therapy to Strengthen Program Assessment at CAPS: A Pilot Study
Staff and clients will pilot FIT, a validated tool that provides continuous feedback about client progress and counselor effectiveness on an ongoing basis.
|Ellen Barrett-Beckner, Jeff Kuentzel, Charisse Ormanian, Kristie Van de Laar, Tanya Vines, ShaCha Geronimo|
2019 Grant Projects:
Watch the 2019 grant recipients' panel or read their final reports to learn about their completed projects.
- APEX Program Assessment Using the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education
- Assessing Clinical Judgment and Critical Thinking through the Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum
- Assessing Skills Development and Knowledge Retention Among Honors College Students: Comparing Freshman-Level
- Clicking to Assessment Success: Formative Assessment in Law
- Composition Learning Community: How LC Participation During BC and ICN Courses Impacts Students' Academic Success
2018 Grant Projects:
Watch the 2018 grant recipients' panel or read their final reports to learn about their completed projects.
- Exit Survey for Chemistry Undergraduates
- Getting More Specific: Engaging Stakeholders to Move from Competencies to Learning Outcomes (Social Work)
- Who is Assessing the Assessments: Improving Student Learning Outcomes for Communication Studies
- Development and Implementation of a New Capstone Course with Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) Prior to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in a Pharm.D. Program
- Interprofessional Collaboration Assessment of Physical Therapy Students in their Final Clinical Experiences
- HIS 1001 – Defining What It Means to "Think Historically"
- Wayne State University Writing Center Tutees: Who Uses the Center, Who Does Not, and How Does Use Impact Students' Academic Success?