|Assessment retreat proposals are due|
A very limited pool of dollars is available this year for “Closing the Assessment Loop” retreat funding. The most useful assessment occurs when there’s a mechanism for regular conversations about data collected. This funding is intended to make that possible by providing opportunities to bring faculty together to review, discuss and use findings from assessment efforts.
Requests for up to $500 per retreat (activities to be completed by June 30, 2010) should be submitted by academic departments. Awards will be made based on the following criteria until available funds are depleted:
(1) relevance to assessment and/or use of assessment findings
(2) demonstrated importance of the activity to the department.
Funds awarded may be used for food (consistent with university guidelines regarding retreats), materials, duplicating, faculty stipends for pre-retreat organization, retreat facilitation or data analysis. (Note: Budgets which include faculty stipends should account for benefit costs within the request.)
To apply for retreat funding: Please submit a one- or two-page memo that includes a proposed retreat agenda and budget, as well as a narrative description of both. Also include a letter of support from the chair (unless the chair is submitting the proposal). Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joan Hawthorne (email@example.com) or 777-4684. All proposals received by Dec. 16 will be considered for funding; any proposals received after that date will be considered if funding remains.
-- Joan Hawthorne, assistant provost, Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4684