This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBCV, redeployed $2 million dollars in funding from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) to help support Faculties in their efforts to transition courses online and ensure high-quality learning experiences for students. Faculties used this funding: to hire students and staff to assist with the development of redesigned courses for remote instruction; to increase capacity for media production; and to expand teaching support in courses offered by increasing the number of teaching assistants hired to work with faculty in the Summer and Winter terms.
In addition to the $2 million redeployment funding, the TLEF also awarded $711,058 in renewal funding to eight Small TLEF Innovation projects and six Large TLEF Transformation projects. This year’s funding round only accepted renewal applications for second and third-year funding. In total, 16 renewal applications were received from the UBC Vancouver campus of which 14 were funded. To see a complete picture of the 2021/22 TLEF funding round, as well as enrolment numbers from projects funded last year, please review the 2021/22 TLEF snapshot.
Approximately $322,000 in TLEF-awarded funding will employ 37 UBC students to work on project teams. TLEF projects provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff members to partner together to enhance student learning by working on innovative and effective educational enhancements. Students support the development, implementation and evaluation of the projects as teaching assistants, graduate/undergraduate research or academic assistants, Co-op and Work Learn students.
The TLEF supports UBC’s strategic plan Shaping UBC’s Next Century, by advancing transformative learning at the university. It is funded entirely through a portion of UBC Vancouver student tuition. Since its inception in 1991, the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) has supported more than 1,200 teaching and learning projects.
Congratulations to the project teams who received funding for their projects.