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1 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 The TLEF Adjudication Process With thanks to Susan Barker, Maggie Haag, Chuck Lucy and Bob Luth Past TLEF Adjudication Committee members

2 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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 TLEF Adjudication Committee

3 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 Innovation Collaboration Evaluation Sustainability Dissemination Budget and Timelines TLEF Proposal must address:

4 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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” Innovation Normal activities “updating” “modernizing” Innovative “discovery learning” “community service learning” “mobile learning” Discipline focusLearner focus

5 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 between faculties, departments, and/or divisions among students and faculty providing students opportunities to participate in a learner-centered environment with community partners Collaboration Clear roles and synergy in collaboration

6 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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. Evaluation

7 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 Demonstrate how the proposed activity has the potential for sustained improvements in educational outcomes. Sustainability 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?

8 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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 Dissemination

9 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 Useful Supplements Relationship of educational theory to practice Alignment with Dare to Discover

10 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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 Budget and Schedule of Timelines

11 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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 Important Budgetary Considerations

12 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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 Appraisal Letter from Chair or Dean

13 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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

14 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 Full funding Partial funding Conditional funding Unfunded Funding Decisions

15 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 Know your audience Clear, well-written, well-organized proposal Why is this the best use of TLEF funds? Keys for a Successful Proposal

16 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012 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! What was not funded

17 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 2012

18 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 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

19 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 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

20 UAlbertaTLEF Info Session 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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