The purpose of the Assessment Activity Fund (AAF) is to promote improvement of assessment through grants to faculty and staff at UW-Platteville. Funds will be allocated by the Vice Chancellor to support a variety of activities associated with assessment on the UWP campus.
Assessment Activity Fund grants are not limited to academic programs. Proposals from all areas are welcomed.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to investigate alternative funding sources (e.g., UW System grants) to supplement local support.
Applications for AAF grants are available on the OSP website at the Assessment Activity Fund (AFF) webpage. As appropriate, AAF proposals should be reviewed within academic or administrative units before submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs. AAF proposals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assessment Oversight Committee (AOC) will consider the recommendations of academic or administrative units in selecting proposals to be funded. Support could include funding of salaries, travel, training, software and supplies appropriate to the proposal. AAF proposals are typically funded in the range of $500 to $3,000.
Faculty and staff who are normally employed one-half time or more for the entire academic year and are returning to the university the following year are eligible. Joint proposals and interdisciplinary proposals are also eligible for AAF consideration.
AAF funds will be available after July 1, 2013, and must be expended by June 30, 2014.
Recipients need to submit brief electronic summaries of AAF-funded activities to the Provost, the Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Assessment Oversight Committee (AOC) outlining the results of the assessment project, not later than September 1, 2014. Reports should be written in Microsoft Word and sent via email attachment to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, she will forward to the appropriate offices. In addition, the funded applicant will be expected to share the results of the project with university colleagues in the form of a workshop, seminar or similar presentation. Any funded applicant who fails to submit a final written report and share the results with university colleagues will be ineligible to receive additional funding opportunities in the future including but not limited to: Curricular Improvement Funds, Scholarly Activity Improvement Funds, Assessment Activity Funds, sabbaticals, etc.
Periodic interaction with the AOC may also be requested (e.g., to discuss methodology, data analysis, etc.)