Assessment Research Fellows - Faculty/Staff ($1500)
The Assessment Research Fellow Program is an initiative aimed at encouraging faculty to be thoughtful about assessment of student learning in their academic field or assessment practices at large.
Possible research topics include but are not limited to:
- use of rubrics in grading and assessment
- faculty time spent on assessment activities
- students assessing students
- faculty productivity assessment in your field
- faculty opinion about assessment
- assessment activities as service
Research is open to more traditional research (qualitative studies of faculty experience, quantitative studies on student passing rates on a national or course-specific assessment) and exploration (best practices in course level assessment, best practices in program level assessment).
Assessment Research Fellows are selected faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenured track) who have a specific interest in researching topics related to student learning outcomes, assessment, accreditation, or the use of assessment data for continuous improvement.
Research Fellows will be required to create at least one publishable white paper on the proposed subject by the end of the fellowship year. If the paper is being submitted for consideration by a peer-reviewed journal, a summary can be provided to post on the ira.howard.edu website. Additionally, Assessment Research Fellows will be required to complete at least one seminar, workshop, brownbag, or presentation to the Howard University community regarding their research. This presentation will be directly connected to the Spring Assessment Week to be held each March.
Each application will be evaluated using the Assessment Research Fellow selection rubric.