Application Procedure and Timeline

Application Procedures

For Language Assessment Workshops

Applicants submit an application form and statement of purpose, describing why they wish to attend the workshop.  They need not be planning to design or redesign an exam in order to attend.

For Test Development Grants

Applicants submit an application form and statement of purpose, along with a proposal for the test they plan to design and develop.  They must attend an assessment workshop and have identified outcomes across the four skills when they apply.  The application form must be signed by the language coordinator (where applicable) and department chair.  If you attended a Language Assessment Workshop, you should have received more detailed information. If you did not, please contact languageassessment@uchicago.edu.

For Course Development Grants

Applicants submit an application form and statement of purpose.  They must describe in detail how the course and course materials they plan to design and develop fit into the overall curriculum.  All curricular revisions must adhere to reverse design models: outcomes must be identified and defined, both formative and summative assessments must be in place.  They may also wish to design new formative assessments as part of their grant. The application form must be signed by the language coordinator (where applicable) and department chair.


Timeline - 2018

For those seeking a Course Development Grant in Summer 2018:

April 2nd: Design deadline
  • submit completed draft of Design Matrix
  • include rubric design

April 2-13: individual meetings to go over draft, revisions

May 1st: Development deadline
  • submit all written instructions, all materials, and completed rubric
  • revisions and meetings to follow

June 1st: Final deadline for fully developed, approved test

June 15th: Curriculum Grant proposal deadline

 

For those not seeking Course Development Grants in Summer 2018:

July 16th: Design deadline
  • submit completed draft of Design Matrix
  • include rubric design

July 16-August 1: individual meetings to go over draft, revisions

September 1st: Development deadline
  • submit all written instructions, all materials, and completed rubric
  • revisions and meetings to follow

October 1st: Final deadline for fully developed, approved test


These must be performed in sequence: you must attend a Language Assessment workshop before (re)designing assessments; a redesigned assessment must be completed before applying for a course development summer grant.                            

NOTE: All materials produced under the Language Pedagogy Innovation Initiative will become the exclusive property of the University of Chicago, and the University has sole discretion in approving and implementing the materials and curricula developed under the Initiative.