The Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants, now in their thirteenth year, are an institution-wide internal funding scheme designed to support projects which show innovation in any aspects of teaching, learning and/or assessment.
Innovation may take the form of the development, adaptation or application of a new or different approach, practice or procedure which is designed to produce improvements in teaching quality, effectiveness and efficiency and learning outcomes for students.
The project may be specific to a topic or topics, the whole or a part of a course, and/or any other teaching and learning activity.
From 2011 two specific Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants will be available for submissions that show innovation in the area of internationalisation of the curriculum. Internationalisation of the Curriculum is defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as:
A curriculum with an international orientation in content and/or form, aimed at preparing students for performing (professionally and socially) in an international and multicultural context and designed for domestic and international students.
2012 Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the grant recipients for 2012:
Professor Melissa Brown, a team application, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Looking back and feeding forward to build laboratory practical skills
- Associate Professor Jane Haggis, leading a team application, School of International Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
- Mr Joh Hartog, a team application under the category of Internalisation of the Curriculum, School of Humanities, Faculty of education, Humanities and Law.
- Dr Barbara Nielsen, an individual application, School of Education, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.
- Professor Carol Tilt and Vicki Golsby, a team application, Flinders Business School, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
- Associate Eileen Willis, a team application, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.
- The scheme may award up to nine grants per annum (including two focused on Internationalisation of the Curriculum). The grants will be in the range of $6000 to $12000.
- There will normally be provision in each round for at least 1 grant per Faculty.
- At least one of the grants will also normally be made to applicants from Yunggorendi, the Student Learning Centre and other areas/units of the University not associated with a Faculty.
Which projects are excluded from the scheme?
Projects where the primary objective is to develop topics for flexible delivery in electronic modes are excluded from this scheme.
However, projects with other objectives, but where some utilisation is made of new technologies, are eligible for funding.
Applications can be made by members of staff, general staff or staff members with academic status who have:
- an appointment of 0.4 or more, and
- a contract for at least 2 years following the year in which the application is made; and
- a substantial engagement with learning and teaching at Flinders University.
Applications may be made individually or collaboratively with others. Applicants are only permitted to submit one application in any one year, either as an individual or as a member of a team.
Grant recipients will not be eligible for re-nomination within the same category for five years.
Interim rule interpretation
- A 'category' is either a team or an individual;
- successful team leaders or individuals (because they are the 'grant recipients) are not permitted to re-nominate within the same category within five years;
- team members who are not team leaders are not restricted, because they are not the 'grant recipient';
- a teammember may not be in more than one Stage 2 application in any single year.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
11 October 2012
The following budget items may be funded through this scheme:
- teaching relief for applicant(s);
- technical or clerical assistance;
- materials (but not equipment);
- travel (where essential to the work of the project).
Teaching relief may be requested for up to 0.5 of a teaching load per person. The cost of teaching relief is usually assessed at casual hourly rates, but where this can be justified, the replacement teaching may be provided on a fractional basis at up to base grade level B Lecturer rates.