TLEF Information Session Budget Presentation

Report
The TLEF Adjudication Process
http://www.provost.ualberta.ca/AwardsandFunding/tlef.aspx
With thanks to Susan Barker, Maggie Haag, Chuck Lucy and Bob Luth
Past TLEF Adjudication Committee members
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TLEF Adjudication Committee
• Vice-Provost (Academic Programs & Instruction),
or delegate, Chair
• Vice-Provost (Information Technology), or delegate
• Vice-President (Research) or delegate
• Member of the Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE)
• One tenured faculty member selected by GFC
• Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning
• One undergraduate student selected by Students’ Union
• One graduate student selected by GSA
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TLEF Proposal must address:
• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Evaluation
• Sustainability
• Dissemination
• Budget and Timelines
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Innovation
• How is this project or research innovative?
• How will it expand the realm of effective practice
in teaching and learning at UAlberta?
• “normal course development activities will not be
funded”
Normal activities
“updating”
“modernizing”
Innovative
“discovery learning”
“community service learning”
“mobile learning”
Discipline focus
Learner focus
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Collaboration
• between faculties, departments, and/or divisions
• among students and faculty
• providing students opportunities to participate in
a learner-centered environment
• with community partners
Clear roles and synergy in collaboration
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Evaluation
Include comprehensive evaluation strategy
• what are the desired results?
• how will these be measured?
Specific research questions and related
research methodology need to be defined.
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Sustainability
Demonstrate how the proposed activity has the
potential for sustained improvements in
educational outcomes.
How will the project or research:
• make optimal use of existing resources
• benefit a significant number of students
• continue to operate or provide benefit beyond the
TLEF support period?
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Dissemination
How will you share your idea and results with:
• other UAlberta instructors ?
Festival of Teaching
Centre for Teaching and Learning workshops
University Teaching Program (FGSR)
• UAlberta students ?
• within discipline ?
• < 10% of total project budget
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Useful Supplements
• Relationship of educational theory to practice
• Alignment with Dare to Discover
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Budget and Schedule of Timelines
• be specific about how budget is derived
• align with the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)
• use the single-year or multi-year budget template
• indicate project or research timelines for major
activities
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Important Budgetary Considerations
• bulk of the budget will be used to support activities
that promote high quality teaching and learning at
UAlberta
• requests for capital equipment (e.g. computers)
must be shown to be integral to the proposal
• principal and co-applicants cannot receive
remuneration
• funds for teaching release will be considered only
in exceptional circumstances
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Appraisal Letter from Chair or Dean
• extent to which the proposed activities are likely to
benefit students and instructors within the Faculty
and University
• indicator of long-term sustainability of the project or
research within the Faculty
Dean’s Ranking
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TLEF Proposal Review
Prior to adjudication meeting:
1. Any conflicts of interest identified
2. Each grant reviewed by all committee members
3. Each give summary score of Yes/Maybe/No
At adjudication meeting:
Committee members in conflict leave room
1. Primary reviewer provides brief summary
2. Secondary reviewer adds comments
3. Proposal is discussed by committee
4. Decisions are reached by consensus
All proposals discussed
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Funding Decisions
• Full funding
• Partial funding
• Conditional funding
• Unfunded
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Keys for a Successful Proposal
• Know your audience
• Clear, well-written, well-organized proposal
• Why is this the best use of TLEF funds?
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What was not funded
Short term, small class intervention with three
international conferences for lead investigator
and 2 graduate students
3 top of the range Mac laptops, top of the range
digital video recorder and audio recorder for
small short term project
Anything in Hawaii in January!
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2012
Department of Sociology
Jana Grekul, $31,687
Community Service-Learning in a Large Introductory Sociology Class
Department of Philosophy
Robert Wilson, $112,332
Building Collaborative Communities for Critical Inquiry
Campus Saint-Jean
Donald Ipperciel, Georg Peschke, Roger Moore, and Hassan
Safouhi, $90,228
Mathematical Suite for Moodle (MSM)
Health Sciences Council / Education
Sharla King, Mark Hall, LuAnne McFarlane, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara
Norton, Teresa Paswlaski, Lisa Guirguis, and Kent Stobart, $131,053
Integration of Interprofessional Competencies in Health Science
Programs: Building a Bridge from the Classroom to Practice Environments
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UAlberta
2012
Department of Family Medicine
Shelley Ross, Sarah Forgie, Michel Donoff, and Paul Humphries, $22,837
Evaluating the Competency-Based Achievement System (CBAS):
Implementation Beyond Family Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Sunita Vohra and Sarah Forgie, $23,090
CAM Fair: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Intervention for Health
Sciences Students
Faculty of Nursing
Karin Olson, Greta Cummings, Robert Hayward, Manal Kleib, and Anne
Sales, $17,538
Health Informatics in Baccalaureate Nursing Education: Effectiveness of
Lecture vs. Online Learning Approaches
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UAlberta
2012
Department of Biological Sciences
Julia Foght, $15,000
Development of a Web-based, Interactive, Simulated Fermenter for
Teaching Micrb 415 Industrial Microbiology and Renovation of
Course Content
Department of Physics
Al Meldrum, John Beamish, and Gregory Thomas, $137,579
Transforming the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Experience: A
Guided Inquiry Approach
Department of Physics
Sharon Morsink, Craig Heinke, and Gregory Sivakoff, $55,507
Enhancing Astronomy Education through On Campus Telescopes
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2012

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