In the fall of 2010, William & Mary was awarded $1.2 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for the advancement of undergraduate science education and outreach in the biological sciences and other scientific disciplines, making it the fourth consecutive grant. (HHMI at W&M). The Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness conducts independent annual reviews of grant initiatives. Results are used to improve programs. Assessment summaries are included in annual reports to the Institute.