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Assessment Academy

The deadline for Assessment Academy Travel Grants has passed. Please check back next year for more opportunities.

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer several competitive mini-grants (individual or group) to support attendance at training and professional development conferences in assessment of student learning. By attending national workshops/conferences in this field, you will be able increase your skills and knowledge in one of the following areas

  •  development and application of the principles and best practices of assessment of student learning outcomes in your course or program
  •  design or revision of a course on the First Year Seminar, and the subsequent assessment of its effectiveness at achieving your desired goals
  •  presentation of your work on assessment of student learning outcomes at your professional society

Some examples of previous professional development venues and opportunities including, but not limited to: 

IUPUI’s 2013 Assessment Institute. Oct 27-29, 2013

AAC&U’s General Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities, Feb 27-March 1, 2014

33rd Annual Conference on the First-year Experience, Feb 15-18, 2014

HLC Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2014 

 ABET: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. These workshops focus on program assessment and best practices, not solely on engineering accreditation. For further information, please contact Professor Patricia Colberg (


Please note that travel grants will be made in the form of a budget transfer to the recipients’ home department state account. Monies must be spent by the end of the fiscal year, 2014.


Questions may be addressed to Erika Prager, Academic Affairs (


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