Culture of Inquiry at Lewis University

Rubric - Proposals

The Review Panel(s) will use the following rubric in evaluations of proposals.

Proposal Title: _____________________________________________________________

Rater: ____________________________________________________________________

Instructions:
After reviewing the proposal, please rate the proposal using the scale below. Circle the number of the scale that best describes your judgment of each criterion.

Rating scale: 1 = Strongly disagree
2 = Disagree
3 = Neither agree or disagree
4 = Agree
5 = Strongly agree


Criteria Scale
   
1. Proposal is organized and written in clear informative language that can be understood by both academicians in your field of study as well as outside your field of study.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
2. Purpose statement addresses why this project or study is important.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
3. Aims are clearly stated.
[For research: include specific aims, research questions or hypothesis(es) as appropriate.]
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
4. Background/literature review provides state of current knowledge and provides support for the current study or project.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
5. Theoretical framework, model, perspective or philosophical underpinnings are described/ depicted.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
6. Approach/Methodology is clearly described, adequately developed,well-reasoned and appropriate to the aims of the study or project.
[For both qualitative and quantitative research studies this includes a description of the design, sampling and recruitment plan, setting, measures, reliability and validity of measures where appropriate and procedures for carrying out the study]
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
7. Methods of data analysis are appropriate.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
8. Study or project is feasible and timeline is appropriate.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
9. Impact of results, ability to lead to new growth or knowledge.
Comments:
1 2 3 4 5
SUM OF POINTS ________


For Caterpillar Scholars, budget is appropriate ___________________________
Comments:

SUMMARY

1. Is this a project that should be awarded? Explain.

2. Is there additional information or addendums to the proposal that should be required prior to approval? Explain.

3. Does this project/study foster a deepening of a culture of inquiry either through collaboration with other departments, colleagues, community partners or involvement with students? Explain.

4. What is your overall recommendation?
______ Approve, no changes

______ Approve, pending minimal additions

______ Do not approve