UoGuelph distributes grants to enhance undergraduate engagement

May 14, 2013

5 projects aimed at strengthening undergraduate engagement and academic success at the University of Guelph have received close to $98,000 from the institution's Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF). Launched in 2006, the LEF supports initiatives arising from the integrated planning process and the curriculum renewal process. LEF grant proposals can come from faculty or staff in any college, department, or academic support unit that reports to the provost. Projects must strengthen undergraduate teaching and learning in demonstrable ways, says UoGuelph's AVP academic. They must also be interesting, novel, sustainable, have a potential impact on teaching, and support learning experiences that cross departmental and college bounds. One proposal receiving funding addresses the challenge of large lecture courses for instructors who strive for live engagement across learning styles and accessibility needs. The proposal is for the development of technology to address this concern through non-anonymous, moderated online live discussion; anonymous live polling of learning outcomes; archivable content; live file and image sharing; and live private messages to the instructor. At Guelph | Funded Projects