Teaching and Learning Centre
|TDG / TDLEG||Small-Scale Blended
Learning Funded Projects
UGC and Lingnan University attaches great importance to quality teaching and learning. In this regard dedicated funding is available to LU staff in support of the enhancement of their teaching and in support of the scholarship of learning and teaching. Annual provision of Teaching Development Grant and Language Enhancement Grant had been allocated to the UGC-funded universities since 1994 and 1991 respectively to enhance teaching quality and language proficiency of students.
These two grants have been combined as the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) since the 2016-19 triennium, as a continuing signal of UGC's recognition of the importance of both elements of teaching development and language enhancement, while allowing universities the flexibility to decide on the best use of the funding having regard to institutional needs.
Lingnan University has the following funding opportunities available for staff;
TDG / TDLEG (Teaching Development Grants (TDGs)
The University will invite proposal submissions for TDG projects in three rounds of each academic year. All academic and administrative staff members are eligible to apply. Please refer to the following for more details of these projects and process. For application, please submit your completed application(s) (in soft copy as MS Word and a signed.pdf) to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) (tlc@LN.edu.hk) on or before the dates specified below for each round.
Call for Proposals will occur in two rounds –
1. 26th August, 2020 – Deadline 30th September, 2020
2. 9th December, 2020 – Deadline 15th January, 2021
(a) Objective and Administration
As allocated by the University Grants Committee (UGC), the objective of the TDLEG is to fund projects adopting innovative approaches to teaching and/or improve the quality of the learning environment at Lingnan. The Sub-Committee on Teaching and Learning (SCTL) under the Academic Quality Assurance Committee (AQAC) for Undergraduate Programmes is responsible for approval and award of the TDG. The TLC assists SCTL in administering the TDG.
(b) Eligibility, Budget and Suggested Timeline All full-time academic and administrative staff members are eligible to apply. The budget limit for a project proposal is normally at HK$200,000 per project. External reviews will be solicited to scrutinize the proposals budgeted above this amount prior to deliberation at SCTL meetings. For the project proposal(s) budgeting over HK$200,000, applicants are highly suggested to submit their applications in the first two rounds according to the suggested timeline at the TLC website (https://ln.edu.hk/tlc), so that their proposals together with the reviewers’ feedback can be eventually deliberated at the last meeting of SCTL in the 2020-21 Academic Year. 2
(c) Funding Policies and Related Information Kindly be reminded of the following highlights approved by the Senate in its October 2017 meeting, in order to amplify the contribution of TDG projects to University:
(1) Team projects are given higher priority than individual projects in order to foster-cross-fertilization and collaboration;
(2) The Principal Project Supervisors (PPS) are advised to consult and inform their heads of departments/line managers of their submission of TDG project applications. They should also copy full reports to heads of departments/line managers for noting; (3) The PPS may also consult experienced staff on TDG applications and indicate in the application if such consultation has been done;
(4) External reviews will be introduced for proposals requesting a budget more than HK$200,000 prior to discussion at a meeting of SCTL of AQAC; and
(5) Eligible applicants can submit at most two applications at one time, on condition that they do not have more than three on-going TDG projects as PPS at the commencement date of the project under application.
In this connection, you are highly suggested to read the relevant part of the University’s Strategic Plan 2019-2025 (https://www.ln.edu.hk/strategic-plan/index.html) for addressing how your proposal(s) fit(s) into or complement(s) the teaching and learning quality enhancement or assurance goals at Lingnan.
For further information, please refer to the "Funding Policies and Procedures Regarding TDG" and the "Proposal Guidelines". For application, please complete the "Proposal Template" and the "Track Record Form". You are also encouraged to read our existing TDG/TDLEG website (https://study.ln.edu.hk/tdg/) for information of approved proposals.
- Call for proposal
- Prompting Questions & Criteria
- Proposal Guidelines
- Proposal Template
- Current Projects
The University will invite proposal submissions for Small-Scale BL projects in two rounds of each academic year. Interested staff members are eligible to apply. Please refer to the following for more details of these projects and process. For application, please submit your completed application(s) (in soft copy as MS Word and a signed.pdf) to the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) (tlc@LN.edu.hk) on or before the dates specified, normally in the start of Term 1 and Term 2.
(a) Background, Budget and Administration
BL is "the thoughtful integration of classroom face-to-face learning experiences with online learning experiences enabled by technologies". In order to facilitate technology-enhanced learning and meet the expectations of our students and employers, one of the University’s Strategic Areas in 2019-2025 is "to develop smart teaching and learning and other cutting-edge pedagogies with the help of new digital education technology to support teaching and learning endeavours to meet students’ new learning needs in a rapidly changing world where new knowledge and skills continue to appear and workplace requirements are constantly changing".
The Top Sliced TDG Project hosted by TLC "Advancing Blended Learning @ Lingnan to a New Stage" has set aside dedicated funding to support staff in incorporating BL and Innovative Pedagogies into their Courses. These projects are specific to BL and are separate to the broader TDG/TDLEG call for Projects.
The funding allocated is HK$600,000 over the duration of the three-year project (with an indicative amount set aside of approximately HK$50,000 per Small-Scale BL Funded Project. In this regard, a task force is established under the SCTL to perform oversight and approve funding in accordance with the relevant guidelines. It is convened by the Chair of SCTL and its members include the Director of TLC and representatives of each of the three faculties nominated by the respective Deans. The funding will be on a competitive basis and interested faculty members will be invited to submit proposals for vetting during 2020-22.
(b) Application Details
Proposals are invited from interested staff for potential implementation during a specific term i.e.: not more than 6 months duration. For further information, please refer to the “Prompting Questions & Criteria” and the "Proposal Guidelines". For application, please complete the "Proposal Template".
- Conference Grant for Teaching and Learning Development
- Conference Grant Sharing Session – Coming Soon via Panopto
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