The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) is pleased to announce two Groups of Teaching Development Grants (TDGs) for 2020.
Professor Zlatko Skrbis, Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Innovation, congratulates faculty staff who have been awarded ACU Teaching Development Grants in 2020.
The Awards and Grants Committee received an unprecedented total of 36 high-quality and competitive proposals from teams representing all faculties and a wide range of disciplines. The committee commended the commitment of staff to these initiatives in learning and teaching which contribute to the innovation and excellence agenda at ACU. The committee awarded funding for eight projects in Group 1 and four projects in Group 2.
Group 1: Applications covered a broad range of topics including technology enhanced learning and performance, student support for placements in health and education, enhancing student career pathways, digital literacy, student mentoring, authentic assessment, and academic integrity. Innovative uses of technology in the COVID-19 context were well represented.
Group 2: Applications covered a broad range of topics including embedding principles of Indigenised learning, Indigenous approaches to higher education, and culturally protective practices and safe pedagogy. These projects continue to build cultural capacity in alignment with ACU's commitment.
The Learning and Teaching Centre look forward to working with the successful applicants to progress their projects.
The grants contribute to innovations in learning and teaching and the development of resources and frameworks for good practice. The grants are intended to reflect and extend professional development in SoTL and inform and support applications for teaching awards and citations.
All grant applications are assessed by the ACU Awards and Grants Committee, chaired by the DVC (Education and Innovation). The process is competitive and applications are judged against the criteria outlined in the guidelines.
The Teaching Development Grants (TDGs) scheme is open to ACU teaching staff or teaching teams (including professional staff). It is important to read the ACU Teaching Development Grant guidelines and discuss your plans with your Head of School, your Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) or the Director of your unit (whichever is appropriate) and obtain their support before you prepare your project proposal.
Please review the TDG Guidelines documents for information on the distinct priority focus areas for Group 1 and Group 2 Grants.
Project Status Report template (see "small projects” tab)
The Learning and Teaching Centre provides advice and support for staff in their development of award and grant applications. For further information, please contact awards&grants.LTC@acu.edu.au.
Please contact the Learning and Teaching Centre for professional development, resources and advice for your learning and teaching needs at ACU.