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Grant Evaluation Rubric

Grant funds are intended to be used to support ways to enhance the integrative dimension and outcomes of a course, program, or professional development.

Integrative Learning: Integrative learning takes place in the dynamic intersections across disciplines, between curricular and co-curricular activities, and between campus and community life, in order to encourage students to recognize and reflect on connections among personal values, classroom learning, and experiential engagement. From forging connections among ideas and experiences to applying knowledge to new, complex situations, integrative learning prepares students to meet the challenges of personal, professional, and civic life.

Purpose of Grant
The integrative learning aims of the project has been adequately explained. The applicant has described clearly the scope and substance of the project, who will be involved and the potential impact on student learning. (20 points)

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points)Excellent (8-10 points)
Purpose - unsure of purpose; purpose not stated  Purpose - indicated but some confusion as to intent  Purpose - clear and understandable 
The scope and substance of the project, who will be involved and the potential impact on students is not stated  The scope and substance of the project, who will be involved and the potential impact on students is indicated but is not clear  The scope and substance of the project, who will be involved and the potential impact on students is compelling and easy to understand 



Connections Between Theory and Practice 
The applicant adequately explains how the activities encourage students to connect theory to practice in order to deepen student learning. (20 points)

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points) Excellent (8-10 points)
The connection between theory and practice is not stated or is not integrative  The connection between theory and practice is indicated but is not clear or is minimally integrative  The connection between theory and practice is clear and understandable, the integrative approach is compelling 
Student learning is not mentioned  Student learning is mentioned, but it is not clear how learning is enhanced  Student learning is mentioned and it is clear how is enhanced. 



 Student Activities 
How integrative activities will encourage students to recognize and reflect on connections among personal values, classroom learning, and experiential engagement is clearly outlined and teaching pedagogy is understandable and compelling. (10 points) 

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points) Excellent (8-10 points) 
It is not stated or does not address in detail what integrative activities students will be participating in and/or how students will make connections among personal values, classroom learning and experiential engagement through those activities  It is not clear or the connection is not sufficient between what integrative activities students will be participating in and/or how students will make connections among personal values, classroom learning and experiential engagement through those activities  The intent and connection is clear between what integrative activities students will be participating in and/or how students will make connections among personal values, classroom learning and experiential engagement through those activities 

Learning Outcomes
Connections across academic disciplines, between curricular and co-curricular learning, and curriculum and community is compelling, feasible, and clear. Students will be able to apply information from this integrative learning experience to new situations. Measures of success are clearly stated. (20 points)

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points)Excellent (8-10 points)
Project does not address any of the connections or only 1 is addressed but it is not clearly addressed.  Projects addresses 2-3 of the connections but they are vague in some places, or project only addresses 1 connection clearly.  Project addresses all 2 of the connections and they are all compelling, feasible and clear. 
The measures of success associated with the outcomes not indicated  The measure of success are indicated but are not clear  The measures of success are indicate and clear. 

Budget 
Materials requests are in line with proposal and are itemized. Cost is reasonable. (10 points)

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points) Excellent (8-10 points) 
Materials - are not in line with proposal, information is missing and not adequate, cost is not reasonable  Materials - in line with proposal and materials are listed but some information is missing or is not adequate, cost may not be reasonable  Materials - in line with proposal and does a good job of itemizing why types of materials are to be used, cost is reasonable 

Overall Project 
Innovation and Impact (20 points)

Poor (0-3 points)Fair (4-7 points)Excellent (8-10 points)
The proposal is innovative and includes engaging ideas and new ways to utilize funds 
The project will benefit the students in the course  The project will impact the students in the course and a few additional students on campus and/or individuals in the community  The project has the potential to involve a great number of individuals across campus and community 

For Large Projects
(10 points)

Poor (0-3 points)

Fair (4-7 points)Excellent (8-10 points)
The project is not feasible in future years without CILE funding  The project might be sustainable in future years without CILE funding.  The project has long term potential to be feasible in future years without CILE funding.