Instructional Development Grants
Initiated by the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Academic), the Instructional Development Grants program was established to encourage creative and innovative practices in teaching and learning at Memorial. The intent of the program is to support the implementation of new teaching projects and programs designed to enhance student learning.
Full-time faculty members of Memorial University of Newfoundland are invited to apply. Contractual faculty members, per-course instructors, and instructional staff are invited to co-apply with a full-time faculty member who is named as the principal applicant.
Projects that are likely to inform the teaching and learning enterprise and be of assistance to a significant number of students and faculty will be given preference. Projects should be aimed at improving teaching and learning processes with potential for transferability and broad application beyond a single course or discipline. Projects which focus on innovative ways to incorporate technology in teaching practice are particularly encouraged. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how the project intends to benefit students' learning.
The maximum amount of money that may be requested is $5,000.
Please refer to the following documents to facilitate the online completion of your application for the 2013 Instructional Development Grant Program:
- Guidelines for Applicants
- 2013 Assessment Rubric
- Application for Funds/Cover Sheet
- 2013 Information Session PowerPoint Slides
For more detailed information on researching teaching and student outcomes in postsecondary education the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE), the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), and the Centre for Leadership in Learning (McMaster University) have published a guidebook entitled Researching Teaching and Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education: A Guide (link below). This resource document is intended to provide an introduction to teaching and learning research and to encourage inquiry into teaching and learning.
Final Reports of 2011 Instructional Development Grant Initiatives
- Dr. Shabnam Asghari, Perceived influence of electronic medical records on family medicine resident learning
- Dr. Luc Y. Beaulieu, Developing video demonstrations of physics experiments for first year physics courses
- Dr. Valerie Burton, Primary documents in the digital classroom
- Dr. Anne Drover, Development, implementation and evaluation of an online module on airway management for pediatricians in training
- Dr. Margo Kondratieva, Incorporating dynamic geometry software in teaching mathematics
- Dr. Erica Merschrod, Experimentation in silico - a computer-based platform for experiential learning
- Dr. Oscar Meruvia-Pastor, Introduction to programming using multimedia
- Dr. Cecilia Molony, Thinking creatively about research: Explorations of a pedagogy and development of a research writing workshop for humanities and engineering graduate students
- Dr. Kris Poduska, Integrating e-learning and textbook learning in discussion-based courses
For more information about the Instructional Development Grant, contact:
Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
G.A. Hickman Building (Education), Room ED-1004
Phone: (709) 864-4503
The Instructional Development Office of Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) administers the Instructional Development Grants program, in collaboration with the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Academic) Planning, Priorities, and Programs.