Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)
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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 Provost invites applications for TLEF funding for initiatives that will improve the student learning experience at our university.
Call for Proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation Projects
The call for 2023/2024 Small TLEF Innovation Projects is now open. Faculty members, students and staff at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit a proposal by the submission deadline of 3pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Please visit the UBC TLEF web site for the full announcement and process for submission:
In addition to the general call for funding, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic has earmarked funds as part of the current Small TLEF round for a new Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Fellows Program. Nominations for the UDL Fellows program will be made in January 2023 by Associate Deans Academic. For more information, please visit the Special Call: Universal Design for Learning page on the TLEF site.
University Timelines for 2023/24 TLEF
Large TLEF Transformation Projects
Arts Internal Abstracts: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Letters of Intent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 3pm
Full Proposal Submission: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Small TLEF Innovation Projects
Call for proposals announcement: September 2022
Proposal Submission: Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3pm
Support and Consultation
Proposal development support is available to Arts applicants through Arts ISIT and CTLT. ArtsISIT staff work closely with CTLT and can provide feedback on your proposal ahead of submission and help you with pedagogical approaches, learning technology, evaluation, learning analytics, budget development and background research. They will also assist in the coordination between similar projects within the Faculty and help you make connections to support from central units like CTLT, UBC Studios and the Emerging Media Lab.
If you have questions about the TLEF process or would like to receive support for your proposal, please contact Jason Myers at email@example.com or submit a request through the Arts ISIT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTLT will also offer weekly drop-in sessions starting at the end of September through November for both TLEF and OER fund projects. The full drop-in schedule can be found on the CTLT events web site.
- Redefining the Undergraduate Learning Experience in Creative Writing – John Vigna (Large TLEF)
- Educational and Career Outcomes for UBC Arts Students: Towards a new Paradigm – Sunaina Assanand (Large TLEF)
- Cultivating citizenship skills through teaching and learning in the humanities – Michael Griffin (Small TLEF)
- Writing in the Faculty of Arts: Understanding student learning and knowledge transfer in Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) – Katherine Power (Small TLEF)
- Asian Canadian Multimedia Production: Developing Curriculum Materials for Ethical Practices of Community Engagement – Chris Lee (Small TLEF)
2022/23 TLEF Recipients
For the 2022/23 round of TLEF, projects in the Faculty of Arts were awarded $306,495 in total funding. There was one new Large TLEF project funded in the Faculty along with 8 new and 5 returning Small TLEF projects. The complete list of funded projects is available on the TLEF web site: