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Take a DEEP dive into teaching and learning data for student engagement and success

The 2024-2025 theme for the microgrant program focuses on how student learning can be enhanced by drawing on data to empower key educational practices before, during and after a course. The Data Empowered Educational Practices framework (DEEP) recognizes that data is essential across the student experience, including academic planning, advising, learning analytics and student learning assessment.

As campus is focusing more on leveraging data for academic success, we aligned the microgrant program to expand areas of focus and be even more inclusive. Over the past 2 years, the microgrant theme has focused on how to use data to support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). We’ve supported a variety of impactful and important projects. While proposals for the upcoming year are not required to describe DEIB as a key project focus, DEIB and accessibility continue to be a core value of the microgrant program.

Next year’s program will focus on providing instructors with access to data to improve teaching and learning in a course(s) or program. During the program, you will identify a pattern, trend or course outcome on which to take action.

Participants may receive data analysis support, pedagogical consultation, data governance guidance, and assistance using or integrating Learn@UW tools to support teaching and learning projects. In addition, grantees will be part of a microgrant learning community and will meet to leverage data and collaborate, to support teaching and learning success for students. Apply for a microgrant to learn how to leverage data in support of academic success. We encourage faculty and instructors from all disciplines to apply.

More details about the program and how to apply will be provided soon. For more information, contact deepmicrogrants@g-groups.wisc.edu.

More on DEEP microgrants

Learn more about the first round of microgrants. The inaugural cohort presented at the May 18, 2023 Teaching and Learning Symposium.