Divisional STEPs (Strategic Teaching Enhancement Projects) grant scheme

Regrettably, there will be no round of Divisional STEPS in 2012, nor any divisional teaching development grants funded centrally. Some Divisions or faculties may offer their own schemes. Information may be available from your Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching).

The 2011 STEPs projects funded by the university will be completed in 2012. A total of 29 projects were funded. The grants support Divisions in developing better engaged inquiry experiences for students in coursework curricula using either Research-enriched learning and teaching (RELT) in the sense that learning through enquiry is at the heart of the student experience, or Community engaged learning and teaching (CELT) which promotes engagement with communities in the formal and co-curricular experience of student learning (business, academic, societies, student etc).

Specifically projects address either:

  1. Renewal of curricula to provide RELT /CELT experiences that foster greater student engagement
  2. Implementation of RELT /CELT teaching strategies that foster greater student engagement
  3. Implementation of RELT /CELT assessment activities that foster greater student engagement
  4. Development of faculty / school / department activities that offer students greater engagement with the research culture of the faculty / school / department or greater engagement with the professional / broader community.

At least one member of each team is a part of an ITL network of Engaged Enquiry Scholars. The network contributes to the development of project evaluation criteria, disseminates project outcomes, and supports applications for national grants.

Information on the 2011 process of Expressions of Interest, of prioritised grant applications by the Divisions (see Selection Criteria and Application Structure) and endorsement by Divisional Boards  (See Cover Sheet (docx)) is availble on this site.