Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

Call for Proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Innovation Projects

Small TLEF innovation projects are grassroots projects that are intended to support experimentation with pedagogical approaches that have strong potential to enhance learning. These projects should also align with UBC’s strategic priorities relating to transformative learning, but they are typically smaller in scope and scale, and may involve more experimentation and exploration of new and emerging approaches to support learning.

Small TLEF Innovation projects can request up to $50,000 over the life of the project, and can run from one to three years. Funding for the 2nd and/or 3rd years of multi-year projects is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals.

A LFS internal review process is available to offer feedback to project teams. Please submit your small TLEF proposals in Word format by Thursday, October 31, at 3:00 pm (more details on how to submit this will be available once the official call is available). We aim to offer feedback in a week to meet the campus wide deadline on Thursday, November 14, at 3:00 pm.

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will offer a general TLEF information session on Thursday, September 26, 12 noon to 1 pm, as well as weekly drop-in sessions for applicants who would like to receive support in preparing their TLEF proposals.  For more information on and to register for these sessions, visit: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/event-category/tlef/

For more information about this funding opportunity and the application process, please visit: http://tlef.ubc.ca. If you have any questions about TLEF, please email: tlef.info@ubc.ca. LFS applicants are encouraged to contact LFS Learning Centre staff, Cyprien Lomas (Cyprien.Lomas@ubc.ca), or Judy Chan (Judy.Chan@ubc.ca) to discuss your proposal and identify fit with other LFS initiatives prior to submitting your proposal.

Call for Proposals for the UBC Open Education Resource (OER) Fund

The UBC OER Fund was established to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of OER in UBC credit courses. To receive information about the OER Fund criteria and application processes, including tips on writing your proposal, developing your budget, and designing evaluation strategies, you are invited to join a general information session on Tuesday, October 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. For more information and to register, please visit: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/oer-fund-general-information-sessions-october-1-2019/

Call LFS Internal Review Committee Members!

We would like to invite members of the LFS teaching and learning community to join us on the LFS Internal Review Committee to review proposals and offer feedback. The estimate time committee is roughly:

  • Soon after October 31: Two hours of review – roughly 20 to 30 minutes for each proposal and we typically receive 3 to 5 proposals a year
  • Early November: an 1-hour meeting to offer your feedback
  • Late November: Two hours of review of the final and possibly improved proposals
  • Late November: an 1-hour meeting to rank the proposals

Join us even if you plan to submit a proposal. This is a collaborative committee aims to improve the success rate of all LFS ideas and initiatives! Please contact Cyprien Lomas (Cyprien.Lomas@ubc.ca), or Judy Chan (Judy.Chan@ubc.ca) should you have more questions about the committee.

Call for Letters of Intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Transformation projects

The call for the 2019/2010 round of large TLEF is now closed.