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.

TLEF Applications

All applications to the TLEF are reviewed by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee, which reviews and ranks each proposal and recommends appropriate funding to those approved. In 2014, TLEF applications were divided into Large Project and Small Project pools.

Large TLEF Projects

To ensure that Large TLEF Projects contribute to the strategic goals of a Faculty (or the Vice-President, Students), and that there is an opportunity for coordination across proponents where useful, Large TLEF Project proposals go through a two-stage approval process, with an initial review and prioritization of letters of intent (LOIs) by the Faculty Deans (or Vice-President, Students) and a subset of the TLEF Adjudication Committee. Based upon these rankings, the Provost invites applications for funding, which will be reviewed by Faculty TLEF committees and the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee in the fall.

Small TLEF Projects

Small TLEF Project proposals are first reviewed by internal Faculty TLEF committees before being reviewed by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee.

Adjudication Committee

View the members of the 2017 Adjudication Committee.
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