Centre for Learning and Teaching

Teaching Development Fund Bid Criteria

Selection criteria

The proposed project must demonstrate that it will enhance teaching and the student learning experience.

Preference will be generally given to those projects that demonstrate the following:

  • A clear rationale for the enhancement (based on, for example, evidence of need, existing good practice at the University or elsewhere, or the learning & teaching literature);
  • Cross-departmental collaboration;
  • Involvement of students as active partners;
  • Potential relevance more widely across the University (through, for example, sharing of lessons learnt from the project or possibility of adoption / adaptation by other departments);
  • Sustainability of the project outcomes beyond its funded-lifetime.

In addition, full project plans must include the following information:

  • The scale, scope and methodology of the project;
  • A description of how the bid aligns with and contributes to the University's Education Strategy and Objectives 2016-2021;
  • A description of how the project will enable the exchange of ideas/practice;
  • An outline of the benefit (in terms of professional development) to the project leaders and participants;
  • A plan for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the project;
  • Evidence for prior consultation with relevant professional services, e.g. BUCS, CLT, the Library;
  • Evidence of prior liaison with the University's Legal Officer if an external contractor is to be involved, to ensure that the University is not detrimentally affected by issues concerning copyright.

NB Projects should not normally request financial support for general capital equipment such as laptops, or current full-time staff salaries.  However, support to increase the hours of part-time staff will be considered..

Support required

All proposals should formally show the support of the Head of Department/School and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) through signatures on the Pro forma.

Further information

For further information and queries regarding TDF, please email acdev@bath.ac.uk