To encourage, identify and exchange effective practice in the use of learning analytics, DoIT supports an annual “mini-grant” initiative especially designed to address the following:

  • Questions surrounding student success and retention through graduation, especially those that explore relationships between activities and learning in one course and outcomes in other courses.
  • Proposals from instructors of courses that have low success rates, are critical progression points for students, or that impart fundamental skills required for success in the major or program.

The Basics

  • $2k professional development award, renewable annually, directed to faculty member or department’s PeopleSoft chart string account.
  • In addition to REX access, which all faculty have already, recipients also receive access to and support for Tableau for data visualization.
  • Report at the conclusion of the project (conference proposals, external grant submissions, or article submissions are good substitutes)
  • Participation in LA Community of Practice meetings
  • Recipients are encouraged to use their results to compete for a Hrabowski Innovation Fund award.

How to Apply

Submit the following a week after Commencement each Spring term (Friday, June 7, 2024):

  • A brief abstract that could be published on this site if accepted.
  • Max: 3-page research project proposal.
  • Brief letter of support from department chair.

For more information, or to discuss a potential proposal, contact the following:

Robert Carpenter
Associate Provost for Analytics & Deputy CIO
John Fritz
Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology
Tom Penniston
Coordinator of Learning Analytics