Centre for Teaching and Learning

CTL Awards

 

Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Summer Student Employment Awards

Annually, a maximum of three undergraduate student awards (valued at $5,000 each) and two graduate student awards (12 hours per week graduate assistantships) will be given to work with a faculty member to create learning objects to enhance teaching in a course(s) or to contribute to broader program revision during the summer months.

Scope
Awards given to undergraduate and graduate students in support of teaching enhancement at the University of Alberta. Made possible by an Endowment for Teaching, Learning and Their Enhancement, and parallel to the Roger S Smith Research awards, awards will be given to work with a faculty member to create learning objects to enhance teaching in a course(s) or to contribute to broader program revision. Examples include creating a website to be used in teaching, learning modules, learning objects, multimedia content, materials, assignments, or conducting literature reviews or environmental scan that feeds into (re)design of course materials or program (re)design.

  • Competition: 3 awards to undergraduate students (valued at $5,000 each; approx. 300 hours) for up to 15-weeks of summer employment
  • Competition: 2 awards to graduate students (12 hours per week graduate assistantships over 4 months; valued at $7,872 [Master's] or $8,234 [Doctoral])

Eligibility
Candidates must normally be continuing in an undergraduate or graduate degree program following the summer the award is taken up. At the time of application, candidates must be, at a minimum, in Satisfactory Standing (GPA minimum 2.0) at the undergraduate level. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 is required at the graduate level.

Adjudication
CTL Director, CTL Associate Director, CTL Educational Developer, CTL Faculty Affiliate.

Annual Timeline

  • February 2 & 3, 2017 - Information sessions (12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Room B-12 Cameron Library)
  • March 12 - Submission deadline (by 11:59 PM to ctl@ualberta.ca)
  • April 7 - Notification of results
  • May 1 - August 31 - Funding period
  • September 30 - Final Report due (for dissemination of outcomes on the CTL website)

Application Process*
Download and complete the application form. E-mail the signed application form with a copy of transcripts and student resume (in a single PDF file) to ctl@ualberta.ca (by 11:59 PM).

*Note, only complete submissions (i.e., signed application form with required supporting documents) will be considered.

Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Visiting Speaker Grants

Maximum $2,000 grants to assist (in whole or to supplement an already funded visit) departments/units in bringing scholars to campus that will address teaching and the scholarship of teaching within the discipline.

Scope
Made possible by an Endowment for Teaching, Learning and Their Enhancement, these are small grants to assist (in whole or to supplement an already funded visit) departments/units in bringing scholars to campus that will address teaching and the scholarship of teaching within the discipline. Support is contingent on the inclusion of a teaching and learning related presentation or other event that will be open to the wider University community.

Amount of Funding
In order to support as many requests as possible, the maximum award to any single application is $2,000.

Adjudication
CTL Director, CTL Associate Director, CTL Educational Developer, CTL Strategic Initiatives Manager. Recipients can expect to receive a decision within three (3) weeks of receipt of an application.

Annual Timeline
Opportunities may arise unpredictably throughout the year and therefore there are no set deadlines. Requests will be considered as they are received. Funds are limited on an annual basis to approximately $10,000. Recipients can expect to receive a decision within three (3) weeks of receipt of an application.

  • April 1 - March 31 - Funding Period
  • Outcome Dissemination - CTL website. Events through CTL dissemination channels.

Application Form
Download and complete the application form and e-mail to ctl@ualberta.ca.