ERIC Number: ED110149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Mini-Grant: A Means for Instructional Improvement through Research.
Rusbar, Alice M.; And Others
The Institutional Research Office at Delgado College (Louisiana) developed a campus-based mini-grant program awarding funds to individual faculty members proposing projects to improve instruction. Inservice workshops assisted the faculty in grant-writing and research development skills before grant proposals were solicited. Criteria for acceptance of proposals were: (1) the number of students to be affected; (2) the instructional problem under attack; (3) the proposed solution to the problem, its benefits to the students, and the specificity of conception; (4) the expected results and future usefulness of the methods and materials to students and other teachers; and (5) the determination of effective evaluation procedures for student achievement, the methods and materials used. The successful program resulted in faculty awareness of the Research Office's commitment to instruction and of the specific supportive skills available through that office. Appendices include descriptions of the 1975 mini-grants awarded, the composition of the evaluating council, and the evaluation form and criteria. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delgado Coll., New Orleans, LA.