Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF)
LTIF 2014 priorities
Applicants should base their proposal on priority areas derived from the RMIT Strategic Plan.
- improving student retention or the cohort experience
- designing or redesigning sustainable programs for onshore and offshore delivery, including flexible delivery
- implementing AQF and TEQSA requirements
- redesigning curricula around new learning spaces
- improving tertiary pathways or student progression
- promoting and supporting indigenous participation in tertiary education
There is no prescribed funding amount for an LTIF grant. Previous funded projects have varied from $20,000 for small course-based projects to $300,000 for major institutional projects involving all Colleges. The budget must realistically reflect the amount of funds required to achieve the proposed outcomes.
Criteria used in the assessment of applications
The Learning and Teaching Investment Fund will focus on initiatives that will support and enable RMIT University to realise its strategic objectives in learning and teaching. Within this context LTIF proposals are sought that meet the following criteria:
- address at least one strategic objective from the RMIT Strategic Plan
- demonstrate clear potential to improve student learning experiences, outcomes and employment opportunities
- be related to one of the RMIT priorities of being global, urban and connected;
- evidence a clear return on investment, by demonstrating the potential for application in areas of the university beyond their immediate context
- show how the impact of the project will be evaluated (eg. by improved data in Program Annual Reviews (PARs) or by improved Course Experience Surveys (CES);
- show how knowledge and best practice from the project will be shared and disseminated
- show that there is support by the area, School or College through the allocation of funding or resources for the proposal.
All RMIT University staff with direct responsibility for conducting and supporting learning and teaching activities are invited to apply. The project should be led by continuing staff with ongoing responsibility for learning and teaching or the equivalent in areas outside a School. Sessional staff and offshore partners may be included as team members but may not lead a project.
RMIT staff in offshore locations must partner with a School or College and the funding for such projects will reside within the School or College.[Next: Key dates]