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Mini-Grant Proposal Rubric

FLC - Faculty Development Mini-Grant Proposal Rubric
  Levels of Achievement
Criteria Insufficient Emerging Acceptable Excellent Exceptional
Formatting, Organization, Readability

0 Points

Missing many of the application components. Writing contains numerous grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. The style of writing does not facilitate effective communication. Used little professional formatting.

2 Points

Included some of the application components. Writing includes some grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors that distract the reader. Reflected incomplete knowledge of professional formatting.

6 Points

Include most of the application components. Writing has some grammatical spelling, or punctuation errors, but does not distract the reader. Reflected some knowledge of professional formatting citations, references and paper formatting.

8 Points

Included most application components. Writing is largely free of grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. The style of writing generally facilitates communication. Professional formatting was largely consistent and logical within text citations, references, and paper formatting

10 Points

Included all application components. Writing is free of grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. The style of writing facilitates communication. Professional formatting was logical and consistent for within text citations, references, and paper formatting.

Rationale for the Project (Introduction)

0 Points

No clear application or significance to indicate a need for the project.

2 Points

Lacked support for the need for the project in current field of study. Little elaboration on application or significance or project. Incomplete or incorrect references.

6 Points

Showed limited support for the need for the project in current field of study; includes some elaboration on either the current or future use; supported with some resources.

8 Points

Showed some support indicating the need for the project in current field of study; showed significance of the project for current and future use; supported with resources

10 Points

Showed strong, clear support indicating the need for the project in current field of study; thoroughly addressed significance of the project for current and future use; used research-based resources

Justification of Expenditures

0 Points

Did not address the justification for the expenditures.

2 Points

Vaguely addressed a justification for expenditures.

6 Points

Addressed the major expenditures with a basic justification.

8 Points

Addressed each expenditure with a clear justification; provided an account for major expenses.

10 Points

Thoroughly addressed each expenditure with a clear justification; provided detailed account of expenses.

Project Methodologies (Expected Outputs)

0 Points

May have only listed information rather than described or explained steps. May have been missing several aspects resulting in confusion for the reader.

4 Points

Descriptions lacked detail or depth. May have been missing descriptions for some aspects of the steps.

12 Points

Includes a description of each of the major steps. Strengths, weaknesses, and critical attributes may be vaguely addressed.

16 Points

Included description of the major steps; describes the strengths, weaknesses, and critical attributes. Includes some specificity about the events.

20 Points

Included detailed description of the major steps; thorough description of strengths, weaknesses, and critical attributes. High level of specificity about the events.

Impact on Student Learning

0 Points

Did not address impact on student learning.

8 Points

Discussion about possible impacts on student learning is limited or lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information.

24 Points

Discussion about possible impacts on student learning is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose.

32 Points

Some discussion about possible impacts on student learning is fairly logically presented with some support.

40 Points

Multiple possible impacts on student learning are clearly and concisely presented with supporting references.

Future Implications

0 Points

Did not address future implications.

2 Points

Did not include discussion of how the project could contribute to the current field or possibility for the future.

6 Points

Included limited discussion about how the project could contribute to the current field and some possibility for the future.

8 Points

Included some discussion about how the project could contribute to the current field and some possibility for the future.

10 Points

Thoroughly addressed future perspective, making a clear connection; provided detailed account of major components; thoughtfully addressed significance of project.

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