Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund
The Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund is a strategic fund intended to provide academic units with support for program level curriculum, assessment or instructional change initiatives and projects. The fund is administered through the TLSE and supported by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning.
What can be supported through this fund?
The fund can be used to support projects and initiatives about:
- Program-level curriculum change such as program reviews, major and minor program revisions, new program development.
- Including degrees, certificates, majors, minors, streams of study, and initiatives that reach across programs in an innovative and collaborative manner
- Assessment improvement strategies across courses and/or within programs
- e.g., shifting to competency-based assessment
- e.g., review of assessment practices
- Instruction redesign strategies across courses and/or within programs
- e.g., incorporating experiential learning across the years of a program e.g., selecting instructional strategies that your program has not used in the past and is learning to do them well now.
- non-credit bearing programs or courses
- research projects
- accreditation processes
- course-level design or development, unless the course is worth more than 6 credits and has multiple instructors
- program evaluation without direct ties to program-level, assessment, instruction change initiatives
- delivery/teaching of courses
- Project is about intentional program-level curriculum, assessment or instructional change
- Clear focus that includes student learning and student experience
- Strong commitment by the department/college to the initiative (or colleges/departments if an interdisciplinary initiative).
- A commitment of a lead person or team of people (whether disciplinary or interdisciplinary) to see the project through to implementation.
- Plan to work closely with one or more people from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning
- A detailed action plan with timelines, deliverables, and resource needs (financial, expertise, in-kind, other)
- A detailed budget with appropriate expenses related to the intent of the fund
3. Work directly with the GMCTL educational development specialist to craft an application that includes an action plan and budget.
4. Seek written support from the Department Head, Dean, and/or Associate Dean Academic and include it with your application
5. Submit application and letters of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may be submitted at any time and must involve the specific support of the GMCTL as part of the application process and action plan.
- The purpose of the meeting will be to clarify any questions stemming from the application and to offer ideas for the project itself to allow the Manager or Director to make a recommendation.
- Applicants requesting up to $5,000 will meet with the Manager of the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning who will make a recommendation to the Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement related to the application.
- Applicants requesting more than $5,000 will meet with the Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement who will make a recommendation to the Vice Provost Teaching and Learning related to the application.
Please connect with the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning for support.