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Strategic Priority Grants: Commissioned Project Applications due 9 May

This year the Strategic Priority Grants Scheme  will support targeted, commissioned projects that will make a contribution to strategic objectives.

In partnership with Faculty Learning and Teaching teams, the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching and the Learning and Innovation Hub, will identify, scope and cost projects for delivery in 2016.

Example Project Areas

Projects must align with the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework and/or respective Faculty Learning and Teaching Plans. Examples include:

  • The program-review process / team-based curriculum development
  • Implementation of the new Assessment Policy
  • Embedding employability skills and opportunities
  • Embedding literacies: sustainability, internationalisation, intercultural considerations and Indigenous perspectives
  • Collaborative and active learning – including alternatives to lectures
  • Undergraduate research engagement
  • Development and integration of learning analytics to inform levels of engagement and supported intervention where required
  • BYOD – scoping, specifications, and implementation
  • Integration of ePortfolio and / or badging technologies to record student learning outcomes

The Process: key points

  • Faculties and Offices can nominate up to two projects for implementation in 2016-17.
  • Collaborative projects across Faculties/Offices are encouraged and will not count towards the Faculty/Office limit.
  • Projects must be costed between $30,000 and $60,000 with the bulk of the work should be planned for 2016.
  • Associate Deans Learning and Teaching and or Directors must submit selected applications by Monday, 9 May 2016. The Panel will convene and determine approved projects.

For a full explanation and further details,  visit the website

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