The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce the recipients of this term’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants.
Since 2012, 80 LITE Seed Grants of up to $5,000 have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. Recipients across campus have explored topics ranging from transcultural learning to ePortfolios, Communities of Practice to undergraduate teamwork development workshops, and more. We are excited to announce the funding of five new projects this year:
- Changing bodies, changing minds: Utilizing speculative fiction to teach intersectional and Postcolonial theories, Victoria Lamont and Meghan Riley (English Language and Literature)
- Creating immersive assignments for deeper learning around diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice in leisure, Corey Johnson and Luc Cousineau (Recreation and Leisure Studies)
- Flexible assessment and metacognition in an entry-level statistics course, Michael Wallace and Henry So (Statistics and Actuarial Science)
- Gamifying history: Designing and implementing a game-based learning course design framework, Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Jolanta Komornicka (St. Jerome’s University)
- Life stories of older adults: Learning aging through research and reflection, Elena Neiterman and Christine Sheppard (School of Public Health and Health Systems)
Along with Seed Grants, the LITE Grant program offers Full Grants, which provide funding up to $30,000 for large-scale investigations. The next deadline is October 1.
For more information, you can explore the LITE Grant website, which includes application guidelines, descriptions of funded projects, and sample proposals. If you are considering applying for a grant and would like guidance on your project or feedback on your application, please contact Kristin Brown at the Centre for Teaching Excellence.