• Teaching Development Grants (TDG) provide opportunities for ACU staff to engage in teaching development projects addressing current institutional and faculty priorities.
  • The TDGs scheme is open to ACU teaching staff or teaching teams (including professional staff).
  • Applications are due to CEI by Monday 19 August 2024.

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Overview of the Scheme Guidelines and Procedures Application Resources

Teaching Development Grants Overview

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The Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Scheme at ACU is designed to support scholarship of teaching and learning, program and curriculum initiatives, and innovation in higher education teaching and learning. TDGs are open to individuals or teaching teams (including professional staff) for projects designed to enhance student learning at the University. The grants are intended to reflect and extend professional development in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and inform and support applications for teaching awards and citations.

Teaching Development Grant Guidelines & Procedures

The Teaching Development Grant guidelines and procedures provide a road map to submitting an application, ensuring a fair and equitable process for all applicants. This includes funding information, procedures for endorsement, application requirements and assessment criteria.

Applicants should:

  • discuss the proposed project with Head of School (HoS) or Director and ensure HoS or Director will provide a supporting comment in your application
  • check with HoS to determine if there are other similar projects already funded within the School
  • determine if there is any School/Faculty financial or in-kind support available for the proposal
  • work within timeframes for any School or Faculty based internal review
  • refer to the ACU Vision 2033, Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework, ACU Approach to Learning and Teaching, and Education Strategy
  • refer to the ACU Teaching Development Guidelines and Application forms, in addition to relevant resources for Teaching Development Grant applications (project management, evaluation and dissemination) provided below
  • consult with all team members to develop the project plan

All grant applications are assessed by the ACU Awards and Grants Assessment Group, chaired by the Academic Lead, Scholarship and Professional Learning, CEI. The process is competitive, and applications are judged against the criteria outlined in the guidelines.

For further information or clarification, please email CEI@acu.edu.au.

2024 Application Resources

Please review the TDG documents for information on the distinct priority focus areas for 2024 and how to apply.

2023 ACU Teaching Development Grant Recipients

Project Leader Team Members Project Title
Debra Phillips Monica Wong, Adam Burston, Alison Owens Fostering and building positive work-place coping strategies: Bringing professionals' experiences to teaching and nursing students
Natalie Berg Margaret Wallen PaedSim - Optimising interprofessional education and clinical skill development using an authentic simulation environment
Adam Burston Sara Geale, Joshua Pierce, Mihcael Steele, Tracy Parrish, Brianna Achterbosch Fostering the development of moral sensitivity in undergraduate health science students
Sindu George Sarah Digan, Sarah Taouk Transforming pedagogic practices to address initial teacher education students' apprehension towards teaching (and learning) science
Mel Barlow Robyn Dickie, Jessica Russ-Smith, Yoriko Kikkawa Enhancing simulation-based teaching and learning through a Quality Simulation Assurance Framework (QSAFe)

Previous recipients of ACU Teaching Development Grants

Three high-impact TDGs from our 2019 grant recipients are presented here to assist future applicants frame their practice as scholarship in teaching and learning and apply for grant funds to implement and evaluate their innovation.

Page last updated on 03/05/2024

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