Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fund

The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to take part in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).  This fund can be applied for by instructors before any term. COIL offers instructors the opportunity to connect with existing partner institutions – both with research and teaching & learning partnerships. It can align with any undergraduate or graduate course where there is interest from instructors. Click the button below to learn more about COIL and to access the application information.

Deadlines to submit applications for COIL funding are August 1st for fall term; December 1st for winter term; April 1st for Spring/Summer term.

Course Innovation Community

USask instructors can apply to join a Course Innovation Community.

Selected applicants must be teaching a course of 70 or more students and committed to participating in a 8-week program, with regular opportunities for contact over the fall and winter terms.  Instructors will design, or redesign, that course to improve student learning. Selected applicants will actively participate in a cohort of their peers that progresses together in a carefully designed sequence of workshops. They will also receive $3,000 in funding that will be transferred to their home unit. For course dates and application deadlines, please click the button below.

Curriculum Innovation Fund

As part of the PCIP-funded Curriculum Innovation Initiative, this fund is available for academic units to support curriculum innovation projects. The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning administers this fund. Click the button below for further details.

Experiential Learning Fund

As part of the PCIP-funded Teaching Innovation Initiative, a project fund is available for academic units to support student access to experiential learning opportunities. The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning administers this Experiential Learning Fund.

The primary purpose of the fund is to be an enabler in supporting the creation of new experiential learning opportunities including Indigenous learning activities that involve Elders, knowledge keepers, and/or Indigenous community leaders.

Open Educational Resources Fund

The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to make funding available to support the use, adaptation, and creation of open textbooks at the university. The funding will be provided for projects involving USask instructors adapting existing open textbooks, creating new ones, or developing supporting resources (e.g. test bank questions, slides, etc.) needed to facilitate the use of an open textbook in place of a commercial text.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) "Cluster" Fund

Funding is available to create faculty-led scholarship of teaching and learning groups. Each cluster will receive up to $5,000 per year for two years as well as the supports below, all with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning through research informed approaches and reflection.