Please refer to the instructions below from the Office of the Provost regarding the TLEF application procedure for projects >$50K (this information is also on the TLEF website: http://tlef.ubc.ca/medicine/).
For TLEF proposals that impact the MD Undergraduate Program:
- complete the TLEF Proposal Form for the MDUP Curriculum Committee and submit it to the MD Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee c/o email@example.com for review. Submissions must be received by Monday July 6th.
2016 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund: Large TLEF Projects Call for Letters of Intent
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 Associate Deans, and VP Students.
Please add in any internal Faculty-specific communications relating to Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) applications before the University deadline and distribute this message to all faculty and staff who may be interested.
2015/16 Large TLEF Call for Letters of Intent
Since 1991, the TLEF has supported individuals and teams on the UBC Vancouver campus who propose innovative projects that aim to enhance student learning.
As was the case with last year’s TLEF round, this year, applicants will be asked to submit proposals for either Large or Small TLEF projects. For Large TLEF projects, applicants are asked to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by 3 PM, Tuesday, July 13, 2015. The Small TLEF Call for Proposals will open in September. Letters of Intent and proposals will be submitted through the TLEF online application system.
Large TLEF Projects: Two-stage application process
Applicants requesting $50k or more in total are required to submit a LOI – essentially a two-page description of the goals and parties involved – via the TLEF online application system.
These LOIs 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 Faculty TLEF committees and 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. Proponents of Large TLEF project grants are encouraged to check in with the appropriate Associate Dean prior to completing the LOI to see how their grant best aligns with Faculty priorities.
Applications that support Flexible Learning (FL) priorities including, for example, enhanced experiential learning opportunities, measurement of student learning and effectiveness, curriculum/program scale transformations, blended courses or enhanced interaction, and communication opportunities that support teaching and learning, are specifically encouraged, but this is not required.
The attached document summarizes the submission requirements for Large and Small TLEF grants.
Small TLEF Call for Proposals
The application process for Small TLEF projects (<$50k) will open in September 2015, and information on the Call for Proposals will be posted on the TLEF website at that time.
Further details of the TLEF criteria and the application process are available at http://tlef.ubc.ca/.
Eric Eich, Vice-Provost, Academic as of July 1, 2015, will take over as Chair of the TLEF Adjudication Committee. Questions concerning the 2015/16 competition should be addressed to him or to Jeff Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).