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.

University deadlines

Large TLEF Transformation Projects

  • Arts Internal Abstracts: Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Letters of Intent: Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • Proposal Submission: Thursday, October 17, 2024

Small TLEF Innovation Projects

  • Call for proposals opens: To be announced in September
  • Proposal Submission: To be announced in September

Arts Internal Process for New Large TLEF proposals

In addition to the submission process outlined on the TLEF web site, Arts has an internal, early review and consultation process for new Large TLEF Transformation projects to facilitate discussion and consultation ahead of letter of intent submissions. Please submit abstracts by Monday, July 8, 2024.

Earlier submission is encouraged, however, to allow for more time for consultation and to schedule meetings. The abstracts will be shared with Associate Deans and reviewed by relevant Arts ISIT and CTLT staff to provide feedback and support around pedagogy, technology, budget development, background research and evaluation planning. We will also assist in the coordination of similar projects within the Faculty and connect with existing projects and other support from central units like CTLT and UBC Studios. We encourage faculty to submit abstracts early and believe the additional time will result in higher quality proposals.

Support options

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.

Arts TLEF Recipients

For the 2024/2025 round of TLEF, projects in the Faculty of Arts were awarded $417,737 in total funding. There were three Large TLEF Transformation projects funded in the Faculty of Arts, along with 10 Small TLEF Innovation projects.

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