We are pleased to announce the release of the College Teaching Innovation Fund for 2017-2018. Established to support developments in teaching and learning which are innovative, sustainable, and transferable we welcome applications from colleagues across the College that support our aim of delivering real and immediate benefit to teaching, learning and the student experience.
Click here to see selected case studies from last year.
Your school, under the leadership of your Director of Teaching and Learning, has been allocated funding to support your activities. We therefore encourage you to liaise with them to develop your projects, identify teaching resources that may have impact within your school, and discuss any CPD that aligns to your, and your Schools T&L objectives. The last submission date is Thursday 30th November 2017, but applications can be submitted between now and the deadline to your Director of Teaching and Learning. Please find the guidance and application form here.
If you require further information or wish to discuss project ideas please do get in contact either with your School Director of Teaching and Learning or myself. If you have yet to receive your School level Teaching and Learning priorities please contact your Director of Teaching and Learning directly.
Planned TIF Project changes from 2018 Onwards
This year’s TIF will run as previous, but from the 2018-19 academic year we will be moving to a system where the TIF will be awarded during one year with the funding made available for the subsequent year. In general terms, the project applications would need to be submitted by approximately the 1st April 2018 so that the awarding of the funding is made by the 1st May thereby giving a three-month lead up to the project dates of 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2019. This would allow sufficient time for all projects to have received any necessary ethical approval and sufficient time to undertake the due diligence of student payment and any further related activity needed before the start of the project. The benefits of such changes are:
- Sufficient lead in time to the award to allow any ethics and appointment of students/staff with due diligence checks to occur outside the time frame of the award
- Functionally, TIF awards would be of 12 months duration to allow longer projects
- Projects would be active during university terms to allow the inclusion of students as participants/Project Assistants, if necessary
- Data could be collected during the teaching period with analysis and write-up undertaken in the following summer
- Increased opportunities to involve key partners/stakeholders in the design and development of applied pedagogical projects leading to the possibility of increased educational impact
Transition to the new system
The current TIF will run during this year 2017/18 in a similar way to previous years with the same time frame that project expenditure must be completed by the the end of June 2018 and project work completed before the start of the new term (October 2018).
For next year’s 2018/19 TIF, projects applications will be due by the 1st April 2018 with awards allocated in May 2018 with projects
running from 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2019.
- Application process from October to 30th Nov —-> Run Project through to June- Oct 2018 (funding must be spent by end of June)
- Application process to 1st April 2018 —-> Award funding in May —-> Project prep through to July 31st
- Run project/completion August 2018 through to July 2019
Further announcements will be made in early February 2018 promoting the 2018/19 TIF and application process.
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