Adjudication & Evaluation

Adjudication Process

LEAF grants are reviewed by a committee of senior faculty member with significant experience in implementing and evaluating teaching- and learning-related projects, particularly those that focus on pedagogy and curricular design.

The Selection Committee consists of tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members:

  • Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education — Chair
  • Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
  • 4 Faculty representatives, two of which shall be members of the President’s Teaching Academy

Evaluation Criteria

Impact & Seed Grants   

Priority AdvancementSupports the advancement of LEAF goals through alignment with at least one LEAF priority: Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Learning Systems and Digital Learning.
Assessment & EvaluationThe project has a clear assessment and evaluation mechanism built into it. The methodology for assessment is clear; the relationship between outcomes, activities and assessments is clearly defined.
Transferability & ScalabilityThe project’s idea or concept is transferable and/or scalable to other units. The proposal clearly and specifically articulates how the project has the potential to be used by other units and/or have wide application within a division.
BudgetThe proposal clearly presents a budget that is appropriately aligned with the project and articulates a strong justification for each expense. Yearly expenses continue to build off existing and created resources.
Sustainability & FeasibilityThe project has clear and specific potential for long-term sustainability beyond the LEAF funding period. The project identifies planned deliverables based on specific timelines and resources.

Impact Grant Specific-Criteria 

CollaborationThe project involves more than one person and/or unit and/or brings together a broader cross-section of stakeholders.
Connection to Scholarly LiteratureThe proposal situates the project within the relevant literature and provides a clear conceptual framework based on and grounded through relevant literature. The project maps out future scholarly directions made available through LEAF.