TLIP Call for Proposals

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About the Teaching Innovation Initiatives

With the University’s goal of achieving effective learning by enhancing students’ motivation and active engagement through a variety of active learning pedagogies, the fundamental aim of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP) is to encourage faculty and teaching staff to initiate and experiment innovative ideas in their teaching.

The theme for this round of call for proposals is Education Technology in Higher Education. Program-level, course-level, and cross-disciplinary projects integrating the following areas in the formal undergraduate curriculum are particularly welcome.

  • Incorporating gamification and game-based learning to enrich engagement
  • Adoption of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technology in teaching

Projects in the following areas are also welcome.

  • Fostering authentic learning through experiential approaches in academic courses
  • Other innovative active learning through competency-based, challenge-based, and inquiry-based pedagogies in academic courses

For more information, you can download the TLIP Project Proposal Template. You may also click the headings below for other relevant information regarding the call for proposals.

Up to HK$ 250,000.00. Clear justification must be provided for the amount requested. Funding awarded can be used for the purposes such as:

  • hiring support staff (such as project assistant/instructional assistant/teaching associate/research assistant); and
  • hiring temporary staff to partially release the project leader from regular commitments to work on the project.

The following expenses are NOT normally covered by the funding:

  • equipment and teaching material expenses, which should be covered by the relevant School/Department
  • conference attendance, publications in journals and traveling outside Hong Kong; and
  • refreshment for functions/events; and provision of incentive to students (e.g. coupons or allowance) for taking part in the study.

Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects Committee

Funding for the TLIP is managed by the Center for Education Innovation (CEI), and the project applications are reviewed by the sub-committee of the Committee on Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI) with representatives from each school, IPO and CLE.

Eligibility for Application

All full-time faculty/teaching staff of the University with responsibilities related to teaching and learning are eligible for application.

Evaluation Criteria

Funding will be allocated on the basis of competitive bidding. Only high-quality proposals meeting the below evaluation criteria will be funded.

  • Outcome-based: Embeds the design and delivery of outcome-based teaching and learning. Demonstrates a strong alignment among course intended learning outcomes, assessments and learning activities
  • Evidence-based: Provides a clear and systematic evaluation plan to demonstrate evidence of attainment of project objectives, which may include a generic and subject-specific baseline measurements for pre- and post-implementation comparison
  • Wide applicability: Impacts a large number of students, with potential continuation in other courses and programs
  • Feasibility: Provides a realistic scope for the deliverables, given the funding resources and time-frame
  • Project Management: Provides a clear and systematic design, development and implementation plan to demonstrate how each of the milestones can be achieved and the final target can be met

Reporting and Dissemination Requirement

  • An annual progress report will have to be submitted by the project leader to describe and evaluate the progress in implementing the approved projects.
  • A final report should be submitted upon the completion of the project.
  • The project team will be required to disseminate the project outcomes (e.g. findings, deliverables, experiences) through presenting their work to the University community in the form of workshop/symposium organized by CEI.

Important Dates

Deadline for Preliminary Proposal Submission: Monday, 31st August 2020
Deadline for Final Proposal Submission: Monday, 5th October 2020
TLIP Committee Review Meeting: Early December
Announcement of Result: Early January

Work Flow for Processing TLIP Project Proposals

TLIP Timeline

Application Procedures

  1. Download the TLIP Project Proposal Template. It will guide you to complete the proposals with the key information needed.

A: Yes, the theme for this round of call for proposals is Education Technology in Higher Education. We particularly encourage projects that integrate gamification, game-based learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, and any form of education technology into academic courses. However, you have other ideas, such as experiential learning or innovative active learning pedagogies are also welcome.

A: Laboratory equipment and permanent equipment for Schools/Departments, such as computers will not be funded.

A: Expenses related to attending conference are not supported. However, as project teams are always encouraged to disseminate their projects, you may further discuss the dissemination and resources needed with the TDG project committee that may suggest other funding sources or alternatives.

A: The purpose for submitting a preliminary proposal is to help better your project ideas. After receiving your preliminary proposal, CEI staff will contact you to discuss your project ideas; and only those final proposals that include mutually agreed refinements would be accepted.

A: You may visit this webpage link on TDG project, which provides you with a list of ongoing and previous projects as well as all necessary information about this call for proposals.

For enquiries about application procedures and advice on strengthening the project ideas, please contact Dr. Beatrice Chu of CEI at beatrice.chu@ust.hk or ext. 8940