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TLF Fund

The call for applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition 2016-2017 is now open.

One-time (non-base) funding of $550,000 will be available in 2016-2017 to support short-term pilot projects (or development of proposals for pilot projects) and proof of concept-type initiatives. All full-time employees (educators and staff), students, student unions and student groups on the St. John’s campus are eligible to apply.

For the 2016-2017 competition, applicants will move through a two-step review process to be considered for funding.

Step 1:  Potential applicants will be required to submit a one-page Letter Of Intent by March 1, 2016. Applicants will receive feedback on their letters by March 31, 2016. The Letter of Intent fillable form can be downloaded below.

Step 2: Full applications can be submitted online starting April 18, 2016, with a submission deadline of 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2016.  See the application guidelines for the TLF St. John’s Campus Funding Competition below.

Letter of Intent Form

TLF Funding Competition 2016-17 – Application Guidelines

Online Application Process

For more information, contact Kim Myrick, manager of the Teaching and Learning Framework, at 864.7821 or kmyrick@mun.ca.

The TLF Funding Competition Terms of Reference can be viewed here: TLF Funding Competition Terms of Reference.

The Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF) highlights the desired qualities of Memorial graduates, articulates the core values and principles of teaching and learning, describes the characteristics of a vibrant teaching and learning community at Memorial University and recommends several key areas which warrant immediate attention and follow-up. In 2014, Vice- Presidents Council approved an annual allocation of $1.2M to the TLF Fund. The purpose of the TLF Fund is to support university activities which: foster the development of the desired qualities in our graduates; contribute to the enhancement of our teaching and learning community; and/or  address one or more of the specific recommendations of the TLF, as summarized and presented in Appendix A.

One component of the macro-plan for deployment of the TLF Fund was the allocation of $550,000 to an annual funding competition for the St. John’s campus.

Purpose and Objectives of the St. John’s Campus TLF Funding Competition

The St. John’s Campus TLF Funding Competition (2014-2017) was established to encourage the exploration of creative and innovative practices in teaching and learning on the St. John’s campus. One time (non-base) funding will be available to support short-term (1-2 year maximum duration) pilot projects (or development of proposals for pilot projects) and proof of concept type initiatives.

The objectives of the competition are to identify teaching and learning programs and approaches that are evidence- based and have demonstrated capacity to:

  • contribute to the development of the desired qualities in our graduates;
  • enhance the teaching and learning experience for learners and educators;
  • contribute to student success, including achievement of identified learning outcomes;
  • enhance the flexibility of the teaching and learning environment with respect to program design, mode of delivery and scheduling; and
  • facilitate critical thinking and interaction among learners, educators, researchers, staff and the community


Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

  • the potential to impact a significant number of students and/or educators;
  • the potential for transferability and broad application beyond a single course or discipline;
  • innovative use of modern information and communications technology;
  • multi-disciplinary, cross portfolio and/or  cross campus collaboration;
  • rigor of the proposal, including evaluation strategies;
  • the potential to address the recommendations of the TLF, the TLF Strategic Plan
    (2014-2017) and/or other university documents relevant to the teaching and learning environment on the St. John’s campus.
  • Proposals for classroom or other learning space renovation that would normally be submitted to the annual Classroom Teaching and Infrastructure Fund ( CTIF) will not be considered unless a case can be made for exceptional circumstances