The TEACHING CENTRE invites all faculty members to apply for financial support of up to $5000 for projects to enhance teaching effectiveness. Projects can be on any aspect of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Examples of past projects are:
- Fair Assessment Practice in Higher Education: A Practical Guide (Faculty of Education)
- Video and Image Package for a Canadian Economics Course (Economics Department)
- Motion Analysis and Representation Techniques in New Media: Development of Teaching Strategies and Support Materials (New Media Department)
- Standardized Patient Program (School of Health Sciences)
- Web-Based Resources Designed to Introduce Students to the Scientific Method and Science Writing (Biological Sciences Department)
- Understanding, Diagnosing, and Improving Team Climate in Student Teams (Faculty of Management).
- Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills for Undergraduate Students (Library)
- Student Research on Team-Based Learning (Anthropology)
The TEACHING CENTRE will use the following criteria for judging the proposals:
- Is the proposal eligible for funding through the TDF? The project enhances teaching effectiveness (you are strongly encouraged to talk to the Teaching Centre before applying).
- Budget: Is the budget clear, and are the items identified are eligible for funding through the TDF?
- Feasibility/Clarity: is the project description in alignment with the objectives regarding the enhancement of teaching and learning?
- Evidence the project is innovative and provides a creative approach to the problem it addresses.
- Evidence of the potential for enduring benefits to the improvement of an individual’s teaching.
- Evidence of the potential for enduring benefits to the improvement of teaching and learning for the broader university teaching community. The proposal contains a clear measure of performance to determine if the project has achieved its objectives.
- The proposal contains clear measures of performance to determine if the project has achieved its objectives.
Learn more by visiting http://www.uleth.ca/teachingcentre/teaching-development-fund.