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. Program-level, course-level, and cross-disciplinary projects integrating the following areas in the formal undergraduate curriculum are particularly welcome in this call for proposals.

  • Fostering authentic learning through experiential approaches in academic courses
  • Integration of mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality) technology in teaching
  • Embedding international content in courses and internationalizing teaching and learning activities and assessment methods
  • Incorporating gamification and game-based learning to enrich engagement
  • 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 relavant infomation 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, 26th August 2019
Deadline for Final Proposal Submission: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019
TLIP Committee Review Meeting: Early November
Announcement of Result: Late November

Work Flow for Processing TDG 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.
  2. Preliminary proposal: Email to ceitdp@ust.hk by the specified deadline. Upon receiving your submission, CEI will contact you to discuss your idea and to provide advice to shape up the proposal.
  3. Final proposal: Email to ceitdp@ust.hk by the specified deadline. Please ensure that the proposal is endorsed and signed by relevant parties and mail the endorsed hardcopy to CEI (Room 6401), c/o Dr. Beatrice Chu.

A: There is no specific theme for this call for proposals. Nevertheless, innovative active learning pedagogies are strongly advocated in the University. Proposals which incorporate teaching approaches such as experiential learning; inquiry-based learning, augmented/virtual reality, internationalizing teaching and learning, gamification, and game-based learning, etc. into credit-bearing undergraduate courses are particularly welcome for this call.

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