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University Teaching Development Grants

About University Teaching Development Grants

The primary purpose of University Teaching Development Grants is to foster active and scholarly development of teaching in order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the University.

Grants are to be used for scholarly project work such as planning, implementing and evaluating a curriculum intervention of some kind (e.g., new course design, further development of an existing course or programme), or incorporating the use of e-technology in teaching and learning (eLearning Enhancement).

Grants for strategic projects

In 2023 the focus of strategic projects are initiatives related to implementing the recommendations, affirmations and enhancements in the University’s Academic Quality Agency (AQA) including the  Cycle 6 Academic Audit which focuses on teaching, learning, support and outcomes for students. Cycle 6 incorporates an Enhancement Theme topic: Access, outcomes and opportunities for Māori and Pasifika students.

The University also affirms its commitment to conducting research and teaching of academic and ethical excellence and furthering the core values adopted in the University’s Strategic Direction to 2020 by encouraging projects that promote the advancement and uptake of the Three Rs for teaching involving animals.

Strategic Direction to 2020 (PDF)

For 2023 the Committee welcomes additional projects related to changes to teaching practice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University will also consider strategic projects where initiatives fall within the following strategic frameworks:

Further information on project types, eligibility, funding and reporting, and assessment criteria can be found in the general conditions and application guidelines, which are available below with the application form.

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Developing your application

Intending applicants are strongly advised to contact Associate Professor Ben Daniel (HEDC), or Dr Sarah Stein (Director of Distance Learning) for projects that concern distance education, by the beginning of September. Ben or Sarah will work with applicants to develop their applications. Applicants need not accept this support but if they do, the process will seek to situate the project in its research field, ensure that planned outcomes are realistic and assist with project design.

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Closing date

2023 applications close on Monday 3rd October 2022. Applications must be lodged by email (in Word format) to the Academic Office, dvc.academic@otago.ac.nz  by 9:00am on the closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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Application, guidelines and report templates

Application form, general conditions and guidelines

Further information on eligibility, funding and reporting, and assessment criteria can be found in the general conditions and application guidelines below.

Report templates

Grant recipients are required to submit an interim written report on the use of the grant by 31 August 2023. A final report must also be submitted no later than three months after the closing date of the research period (typically 31 March).

Problems downloading the forms?

If you are not using a computer on the University's network or the University's VPN, please contact dvc.academic@otago.ac.nz to request forms.

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Contacts

The Divisional representatives on CALT are available to provide advice and information:

For further information please contact:

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Tel +64 3 479 8883
Email dvc.academic@otago.ac.nz

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Projects of past recipients

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