Research Grant Recipients

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Year of AwardRecipientAmount AwardedResearch Topic
2023Kristy Hove
Penn State Lehigh Valley
$830Resetting Institutional Priorities through the Analysis of College Selection Criteria and Consumerism in Higher Education
2019Megan Lynch
Roger Williams University
$1,000Students of Color and Levels of Engagement on Campus: Factors Contributing to Student Success
2018Karen Glew
Kennebec Valley Community College
$1,000Measuring Online Student Engagement
2017Honda Hirosuke
University of Maine at Augusta

Heather Kelly
University of Delaware 
$1,000Research into the efficiency and effectiveness of IR/IE offices
2015Carien Williams 
Erin Dunleavy
The Commonwealth Medical College
$1,000Supporting evaluation of third-year medical students’ experiences in the 50/50 clinical training model
2014Lauren Conoscenti
Jennifer May
Tufts University
$1,000Does Size Matter? Effects of Text Box Size of Open-Ended Survey Items on Response Rates and Response Characteristics
2013Kimberly Johnson$1,000Building a Predictive Model of Student Retention
2011Kimberly Puhala$1,000Creating a Culture of Assessment: Can a Marketing Campaign Increase Response Rates to Online Course Evaluations?
2010Rhonda M. Gabovitch$1,000Institutional Conditions to Improve the Educational Outcomes of Part-Time Community College Students
2009Lauren Friedman$1,000An Investigation of Student Characteristics, Experiences and Activities Impacting Retention at Eastern Connecticut State University
2008Shannon Tinney & Terra Schehr$1,000Understanding Students Educational Intentionality at Loyola College
2007John Nugent & Michael Reder$1,000Conduct an audit of Fall 2007 First-Year Seminar Syllabi
2006Chad May$1,000Using DIT (Defining Issues Test) to assess the moral reasoning of college students
2006Shuang Liu/Katherine Cook$500The use of rubrics as an instructional and assessment tool in the classroom, particularly with adult students
2005Vicki Baker$900Doctoral student retention in business programs.
2005Carol Trosset$1000Grid-group Theory
2004Mindy Wang$1000Financial Aid
2003Fred Volkwein$650Study Honor Students
2002Qing Mack What we learned from non-returning students at a two-year college
1999John Pryor A Diversity Needs Assessment for Student Affairs Personnel
1998Anne Marie Delaney Investigating Women's Leadership Roles in Institutional Research
1996Fred Volkwein A Study of State Regulation and Administrative Flexibility at Public Institutions
1995Barbara Palmer Quality Assurance Programs in the Netherlands
1993Karen Bauer A Five-Year Longitudinal Assessment of Undergraduate Students