James Madison University

History

In the spring of 2001, a small group of faculty and graduate students in the Assessment and Measurement PhD program started a weekly research group on student motivation. Over the years, our meetings have grown substantially in faculty and student involvement and have become a permanent fixture at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. Any given semester, we will have a core group of faculty and students from the Assessment and Measurement PhD program, the Psychological Sciences Master’s program, and the Undergraduate Psychology program. Since 2008, we have engaged in outreach and public service activities to help practitioners apply motivation theories and principles to real-world contexts.