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.

The 2022 call for proposals is now available! Please see the rubric as a useful resource for those interested in considering a project in the future. Proposals are due June 27, 2022.

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, 2021 WSU Program Assessment Grant and Institutional Effectiveness Pilot Awardees!

(Grant recipients: See the forms page for reporting templates.)

Based on recommendations from a review committee of faculty and staff with extensive experience in assessment, two projects received 2021 assessment grants, and a third project received funding as an Institutional Effectiveness pilot project:

Unit Project title and description Collaborating colleagues

Pharmacy & Health Sciences:

Pharmacy Practice

Plan for Assessment and Evaluation of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice within a Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Faculty and staff will refine tools for longitudinal assessment of Interprofessional Education and develop a sustainable plan for data capture and evaluation of all related metrics.

Justine Gortney, Francine Salinitri, Karen Gessler, Kristen Sears, Sarah Agnihotri

Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

BSW Capstone Assessment

Faculty and staff will align accreditation standards and competencies with the the curriculum and capstone course, improve the validity of rubrics used in the capstone course, and develop training to improve interrater reliability in capstone assignment scoring.

Norma Love-Schropshire, Neva Nahan, Debra Patterson, Kendra Wells, Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins

Pharmacy & Health Sciences:

Doctor of Physical Therapy

(Pilot) Impact of Schwartz's Portrait Value Questionnaire and Computer-based Assessment of Personal Characteristics scores on Physical Therapy Program Learning Outcomes: A Pilot Study to Identify at Risk Students

Faculty will evaluate the usefulness of two admissions assessments for identifying students' in need of support to achieve the program's learning outcomes.

Sara Maher, Victoria Pardo