Teaching + Learning Development Grants
The Teaching and Learning Development Grant (TLDG) program recognizes teaching development as a scholarly activity and stimulates faculty-led investigation of new or innovative teaching and learning practices at Simon Fraser University. This program allows faculty members to identify questions about teaching and learning of particular interest to them, to apply the findings of their investigation directly to their teaching and to share their findings with their colleagues.
In response to partner feedback and through our program evaluation and assessment, we are making changes to our model of teaching and learning inquiry at SFU. We are excited to create more opportunities and entry ways for faculty, instructors, staff, and students to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
What can you expect to see?
- More individualized and responsive support for faculty along a continuum of teaching and learning inquiry and research needs, including access to SoTL-trained research assistants without having to be approved for a project.
- The TLDG program evolving into a more robust model of project support and development (SoTL 101 and SoTL 102), no matter the question or form of inquiry. All active TLDG projects will receive continued support.
- Research funding opportunities based on project needs
- Increased capacity of support. Inquiry-research support that represents the diversity of skills, disciplines, capacities, and interests of our learning community while building on the principles of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL):
- Clear and explicit focus on learning;
- Grounded in context;
- Sound methodology support;
- Including students as partners in our research; and
- Sharing our findings and inquiry
- More connection with SoTL researchers inside and outside of SFU
Together we are transforming inquiry into teaching and learning at SFU – building on the habits of mind, practices, technologies, and connections that uncover key moments in our individual and shared journeys as scholars of teaching and learning!