Please see the below and attached communication from the Office of the Provost in regards to the NEW TLEF application procedure for projects >$50K.
Applicants requesting >$50K are asked to complete an online letter of intent (LOI) on the TLEF website: http://tlef.ubc.ca/.
Please note that the deadline is July 15, 2014, and that LOIs are to be completed online only.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of President Heads Up
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:13 PM
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Cc: Redish, Angela; Shorthouse, David; Schroeder, Marianne; Ovenell-Carter, Julie; Miller, Jeff; Cowin, Louise
Subject: Revised TLEF process: Letter of Intent needed for large (>$50k) projects
The following message is sent, on behalf of Dr. Angela Redish, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Enrolment and Academic Facilities, to the attention of all UBC Vancouver campus faculty members, through the Heads-up distribution list, with a request that it be distributed as widely as possible to faculty and staff.
Since 1991, the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has supported individuals and teams on the UBC Vancouver campus who propose innovative projects that aim to enhance student learning. The goals of the fund and the criteria for funding are not changing this year, but we are introducing two important changes to the application process for TLEF: for large projects, applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent by Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and for all projects we have created an online application process.
Two-stage application process:
Applicants requesting $50k or more in total are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) – essentially a two-page description of the goals and parties involved – by Tuesday, July 15, 2014. These LOI’s will be prioritized by the Faculty Deans (or Vice-President Students) and a subset of the TLEF adjudication committee. Based on these rankings, the Provost will invite applications for funding which will be reviewed by the TLEF committee in the fall. Our goal is to ensure that larger projects contribute to the strategic goals of a Faculty (or Vice-President Students) and that there is an opportunity for co-ordination across proponents where useful. Applications that support Flexible Learning (FL) priorities including, for example, reducing the number of bottleneck courses, alternative approaches to assessment, etc., are specifically encouraged, but this is not required.
The attached document summarizes the submission requirements. The application process for small (<$50k) projects is essentially unchanged from past years, except that there is now an online application.
All (i.e., large and small) applications will be made online. This end-to-end online submission process will make submission, ranking and adjudication of the more than 100 proposals per year much more streamlined, eliminating the need for applicants to make and deliver multiple hard copies and easing the logistics facing the adjudication committee. In addition, I hope that this online procedure – allowing applications to be made and approved from anywhere – will mitigate somewhat the tight timeline for submission of the LOIs.
Details of the criteria and the application forms are available at http://tlef.ubc.ca/. Questions should be addressed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to email@example.com. I understand that the LOI timelines are tight at a period when many are unavailable. Please contact me and I will do my best to find a solution that works for you and for the new process.
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL FACULTY AND STAFF WHO MAY BE INTERESTED.
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Enrolment and Academic Facilities
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