The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created in 1991 to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. It is financed entirely by a portion of the student tuition paid to UBC Vancouver. Each year, the Office of the Provost invites all UBC-V Faculties and Colleges to apply for TLEF funding for initiatives that will improve the student learning experience at the University.
All applications to the TLEF are reviewed first by Faculty TLEF committees and then by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee, which reviews and ranks each proposal and recommends appropriate funding to approved proposals.
Large TLEF Transformation Projects
Large TLEF Transformation projects are large, multi-year projects that are intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. These projects typically aspire to impact multiple courses or programs, have the potential to involve collaboration across departments or Faculties, and align with one or more strategies or priorities in UBC’s Strategic Plan. Large TLEF Transformation projects can request up to $250,000 over the life of the project, and can run up to 3 years.
Large TLEF Transformation projects go through a two-stage approval process, with an initial review and prioritization of letters of intent (LOIs) by the Faculty Deans and a subset of the TLEF Adjudication Committee. Based upon these rankings, the Provost invites applications for funding, which are reviewed by Faculty TLEF committees and the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee in the fall.
Small TLEF Innovation Projects
Small TLEF Innovation projects are grassroots projects that are intended to support experimentation with pedagogical approaches that have strong potential to enhance the experiences of learners. While these projects should also align with UBC’s strategic priorities relating to transformative learning, they are typically smaller in scope and scale. Small TLEF Innovation projects can request up to $50,000 over the life of the project, and can run up to 3 years.
Small TLEF Innovation projects go through a one-stage approval process, with the submission of a proposal that is reviewed by Faculty TLEF committees and then by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee.
View the members of the TLEF Adjudication Committee.