Arts ISIT recognizes the importance of funded projects in helping you to transform your courses to enhance student learning.
We provide dedicated support and consultation during proposal development as well as pedagogical, technical and evaluation support during the project to help you bring your ideas into practice.
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund
The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. Each year, the UBC Provost invites applications for the TLEF for initiatives that will improve the student learning experience at our university.
Call for proposals
Large TLEF Transformation Projects
- Arts Internal Abstracts: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
- Letters of Intent: Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 3 p.m.
- Proposal Submission: Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Small TLEF Innovation Projects
- Call for proposals announcement: September 14, 2023
- Proposal Submission: November 16, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Arts ISIT can provide pedagogical, technical and evaluation support for your Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) projects.
We work closely with various groups on campus such as the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), UBC IT, and UBC Library to help coordinate the right type of support services for your project.
Along with CTLT, we can also provide feedback and support on your proposal ahead of submission and help you with pedagogical approaches, learning technology, evaluation, learning analytics, budget development and background research. We can also assist in the coordination between similar projects within Arts and help you make connections with central units like CTLT, UBC Studios, and the Emerging Media Lab for support.
CTLT also offers drop-in consultations sessions for proposal support starting at the end of September.
- Redefining the Undergraduate Learning Experience in Creative Writing – John Vigna (Large TLEF)
- Educational and Career Outcomes for UBC Arts Students: Towards a new Paradigm – Sunaina Assanand (Large TLEF)
- Cultivating citizenship skills through teaching and learning in the humanities – Michael Griffin (Small TLEF)
- Writing in the Faculty of Arts: Understanding student learning and knowledge transfer in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) – Katherine Power (Small TLEF)
- Asian Canadian Multimedia Production: Developing Curriculum Materials for Ethical Practices of Community Engagement – Chris Lee (Small TLEF)
Arts TLEF Recipients
For the 2023/24 round of TLEF, projects in the Faculty of Arts were awarded $309,970 in total funding. There were two Large TLEF projects funded in the Faculty (one new and one returning), along with three new and six returning Small TLEF projects.