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Assessment Resources: TLC Grant Program


The TLC grant program at Marian University seeks to enhance departmental/program assessment practices and support faculty and staff in their efforts assessing student learning and engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). TLC encourages departments, programs, faculty, and staff to apply; however, preference will be given to collaborative, interdisciplinary, and/or interprofessional projects. Awardees will receive up to $2,000 to support assessment/SoTL projects. Both large-scale and mini projects will be considered. Larger, collaborative projects that consider assessment at the department or program level may require $1,000-$2,000. Mini projects that assess new approaches, assignments, etc. in your classroom may require $500. Below is information on the process:



Departments, programs, faculty, and staff will submit proposals via email to Tony Ribera, Director of Educational Assessment, at by no later than Friday, October 28th. A TLC subcommittee of at least 3 TLC members will review all proposals.


Applicants will receive feedback on their proposal and notification of grant funding
(Awardees will receive their funding)


Awardees will prepare a presentation/poster to showcase their project whether the project is complete or still in progress.


Awardees will present their projects at the 2023 Marian University Assessment Showcase


Awardees will submit a final report


Proposals should include the following:
- Name(s) of Applicant(s)
- Rank(s)/Title(s)
- Email(s)
- Phone(s)
- Project Information

  1. Project Title

  2. Purpose/Outcomes of Project – How does this project align with program-level and institutional learning outcomes/criteria? Does this project examine high-impact educational practices or equitable assessment practices?

  3. Data Source(s) – How do you plan to collect data? What existing data, if any, will be used?

  4. Data Analysis – How do you plan to analyze data?

  5. Intended Use of Results – How will your project improve departmental/program assessment practices? How will your project inform the teaching and SoTL efforts of Marian faculty and student affairs educators?

  6. Support – What assistance will you need from TLC, the Center for Teaching and Learning, etc. to carry out your project?

  7. Details on IRB Approval and CITI Training (this may be obtained AFTER your proposal is approved, but consider the timeline and the need for approval before data can be gathered. This must be received before funding may be received.

- Letter(s) of support from chair(s)/supervisor(s)
- Detailed budget (materials and supplies)


If you would like to discuss the TLC grant program further, please contact Holly Gastineau-GrimesTony Ribera, or any of the members of the TLC Grants & Awards Subcommittee. 

TLC Grant Program Resources