Graduate Teaching and Learning Program

GLT Program Level 4

Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Program Level 4: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Project: Research is an advanced project requiring a minimum of 60 hours of scholarly work offering participants the opportunity to engage with teaching research and course development. The maximum number of hours is dependent on other appointments, for example, Research Assistantships or Teaching Assistantships.

This is a joint venture with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, which facilitates biweekly mentoring sessions for each cohort.

Examples of projects might include publishing outcomes from a series of TA assignments, developing a new learning module/activity/lab in coordination with an instructor or carrying out a small teaching related research project.


Open to all UAlberta graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Candidates must have completed GTL Program Level 3 and have a project supervisor. Students can find supervisors by approaching a previous TA supervisor or holders of funded teaching projects such as Vargo and TLEF or contact FGSR.  Funding is expected to align with the usual employment practices of the host department, and unfunded projects are also open for discussion.


Those interested in pursuing a level four project, or supervisors looking for students with this kind of expertise, should contact the GTL team with a brief description of the project and the name of your supervisor or proposed student.

For more information please contact:

Deanna Davis, Professional Development Instructional Design Specialist and GTL3 Principal Instructor
780.248.5742 |

John Nychka, Associate Dean
780.492.8959 |