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Small Grants Program:
Evaluation Criteria

 Category Criteria
Basic: Has submitted application form (first page).
  Has submitted budget (second page of application).
  Has submitted proposal.
  Has necessary signatures.
  Has necessary number of copies
  Has assessment plan

Budget: Budgeted items are necessary to the project.
  There is some shared cost with the department or school
  Final budget is within the parameters of the program.

Applicants Qualifications: Qualified to do the work.

Project Objectives: Clearly stated.
  Objectives are clearly related primarily to teaching.
  Project is tied to dept., school, or university objectives.

Background/literature review gives the reader at least an adequate understanding of the problem
  Clearly stated.
  There is potential to impact a large number of students OR fewer students could be affected in profound ways.
  There is or was support from the applicant’s department or school.

Proposed Teaching Activity - general Is specific and/or detailed.
  Is related to the project’s objectives
  Level of innovation or creativity in design, yet is realistic
  Timelines for project included

Proposed Teaching Activity - Student Engagement There is potential to increase student/faculty interaction
  There is potential to increase student/student interaction
  There is potential to increase student engagement with course material

Proposed Teaching Activity - Learning-Centeredness The proposal addresses specific student learning outcomes
  The proposal explores and/or articulates learning-centered teaching practices

Assessment: Plan is specific and/or detailed and includes timeline
  Plan is related to the project’s objectives


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