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Center for Education Innovation
EnquiriesPlease contact Dr Beatrice Chu (ctbea or x8940) of CEI.
FAQ for submitting TDG project proposals
Q: Is there any theme for this call for proposals?A: There is no specific theme for this call for proposals. Nevertheless, as experiential learning is strongly
advocated in the University, proposals, which incorporate experiential learning into credit-bearing undergraduate courses/projects with clearly aligned intended learning outcomes constituting to the curricula, are particularly welcome for this call.
Q: Can I request funding for buying equipment, like computers and tablets?A: Laboratory equipment and permanent equipment for Schools/Departments, such as computers will
not be funded.
Q: I plan to attend a conference to present my project by the end of the project period. May I request funding for the related cost?
A: Expenses related to attending conference are not supported. However as project teams are always encouraged to disseminate their projects, you may further discuss the dissemination and resources needed with the funding committee that may suggest other funding sources or alternatives.
Q: I have missed the submission deadline for the preliminary proposals. Can I go straight ahead to submit the final proposal?
A: The purpose for submitting a preliminary proposal is to help shape up your project ideas. After receiving your preliminary proposal, CEI staff will contact you to discuss your project ideas; and only those final proposals that includes mutually agreed refinements would be accepted.
Q: Are there any references, like previous TDG projects and information about different teaching approaches?
A: You may visit the website for TDG project, http://cei.ust.hk/teaching-development-grant-tdg-projects, which provides you a list of ongoing and previous TDG projects as well as all necessary information about this call for proposals.
Q: I’m interested in submitting an experiential learning project proposal. Are there any tips for structuring the project ideas?
A: You’re strongly encouraged to structure your project ideas according to the experiential learning cycle (http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm). For an example of experien-tial learning project proposals, you may visit http://cei.ust.hk/files/private/tdg-projects/sample_pro-ject_proposal.pdf.
Q: Do I have to present my proposals to the funding committee?A: Yes, you will be invited to clarify your project ideas in the Teaching Development Grant Funding
Call for proposals for Teaching Development Grant (TDG) projects is now open. CEI would like to invite faculty and teaching staff to propose projects that aim at delivering original and innovative teaching ideas related to experiential learning and other teaching development that enhances teaching and learning.
Are you looking for an opportunity to enrich your teaching?Are you planning to integrate experiential learning component in your course?Are you implementing any innovative ideas to enhance student learning?
The newly developed assessment tools help students to reflect and evaluate themselves and peers in an experiential learning project – HKUST Robotics Team
which benefits students indeed. Here are the feedback from the
“I used to think that designing robots was just for fun and
for the competitions. Now I can see that engineering was not only (for) boosting machine performance but
could also really make a difference in society.”
“I enjoy doing something that we like. It is where our passion lies. Working with
a bunch of kids who share the same interest in robotics design is quite fun.”
(Prof Kam Tim WOO, ECE)
One would never learn something until you put
the knowledge into practice, use it and then master it. The science of cooking
demands the same; through the hands on
exercise and group work, our students are having fun
practicing, seeing, smelling and tasting their own results.
(Prof King KL CHOW, LIFS and Prof Lam Lung YEUNG, CHEM)
We were able to conclude that the devices
can enhance motivation and interactivity within the classroom.
These findings are encouraging and inform us on how to
design a framework for best-practices, helping us plan for future use of the devices in other courses.
(Sean MCMINN, CLE)
We enjoy the process of conducting this project. It is rewarding to see how their
(students’) involvement in this project can contribute to their career
interest and future education plan.
(Prof Melody CHAO and Prof Larry
We had a good interdisciplinary team working experience in this project.
(Prof Chi Ming CHAN, IPO)
The idea of this ‘IGNITE Study’ came from my belief on engineering
education, “Incubation of Greatness, Networking (channels), Innovations,
Technology and Entrepreneurship”. In the study, the cornerstone of the
project was laid with students’ imagination. Since calling always
weights much more than teacher’s instructions, students achieved successfully that their
invention has turned into an entrepreneurial spin-off by the end.
(Prof Yu-hsing WANG, CIVL)
Feedback from Project Leaders
Funding LimitHK$200,000Clear justification must be provided for the amount requested.
Important DatesDeadline for Preliminary Proposal Submission: 6 Feb 2017
Deadline for Final Proposal Submission: 10 Mar 2017
Funding Committee Meeting: Mid Apr 2017
Announcement of Results: Mid May 2017
Key Assessment CriteriaOutcome-based: Embeds the design and delivery of outcome-based teaching and learning
Evidence-based: Provides a clear and systematic evaluation plan to demonstrate evidence of attainment of project objectives, which may include generic and subject specific baseline measurements for pre- and post-implementation comparison
Wide applicability: Impacts a large number of students with potential continuation in other courses and programs
Feasibility: Provides a realistic scope for the deliverables, budget, resources, time frame and milestones
Collaboration: Involves collaboration with peers within and across Departments and Schools
Application Procedures1. Download the project proposal template at
tdg-call-proposals. It will guide you to complete your proposal with the key information needed.
2. Preliminary proposal: Email to [email protected] no later than 6 Feb 2017. Upon receiving your application, we will contact you to discuss your ideas and to provide advice to shape the proposal up.
3. Final proposal: Email to [email protected] no later than 10 Mar 2017. After the softcopy has been accepted by CEI.
4. Endorsed hardcopy: Mail to CEI's main office at Room 6592 c/o Beatrice Chu after the softcopy has been accepted by CEI.
5. Funding Committee Meeting: Clarify your project ideas in the Teaching Development Grant Funding Committee Meeting in mid Apr 2017.
Funding CommitteeTeaching Development Grant Funding Committee
Teaching development projects involves the delivery of original and innovative teaching ideas about content enhancement, introduction of new pedagogy and application of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Aligning with the teaching initiative of the University, innovative teaching development projects that foster experiential learning are particularly welcome for this call for proposals.
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