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The Arkansas Tech University Assessment Committee provides guidance and institutional strategies for the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness throughout the University.  In 2003, the Committee designated funds for assessment grants, awarding funding for innovative projects assessing student learning and institutional effectiveness.


An individual or team representing an academic department or academic support unit may submit a proposal for an assessment grant project on the provided application. Academic departments or support units may form a partnership with each other, but each project selected will be funded to a maximum of $1,500* regardless of the number departments or units in the partnership. 

  • Equipment: The purchase of a computer or other major piece of office equipment would not be approved.
  • Personnel:  Limited to student labor (faculty salaries or release time would not be approved). The narrative must demonstrate that the student labor is directly related to the grant proposal only.
  • Travel: Must be directly related to the grant proposal and may be used to fund travel to/participation in conference focusing on assessment. Additional documentation detailing travel expenses must be attached to this application.

All grant awardees are required to submit a post-project report documenting project measurements, analysis, and a determination of program effectiveness. 


* Due to annual budget reductions, the maximum grant allowance has changed from $5000 to $1500 for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

(updated 10/30/20)



Assessment Grant applications are due March 1st and October 1st annually. Please submit an electronic copy of the grant application and any applicable attachments as one document in PDF format to:

Amanda Gardner, M.Ed.
Assessment Specialist
Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness



Grant Awardees

Proposal Department Applicant Date Approved Total
Toward Interdisciplinary Learning: Assessing Interdisciplinary Understanding of College Students Physical Sciences Dr. Hye Sun You 3/05/2020 $4,917
ETS and DIT-2 Tests College of Business Debra Hunter 2/27/20 $4,543

National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

History & Political Science David Blanks and Greg Michna 12/12/2019 $1,217

National Council of University Research Administrators Peer Review.

OSPUI Greg Couch and Sara Bailey 10/03/2019 $5,000

enhance performance-based assessments through web-based technology

Art Summer Bruch 4/1/2019 $5,000