Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund

The Aspire Learning and Teaching (ALT) Fund was established in 2015 to accelerate the transformative learning recommendations of the Aspire Vision. The fund focused on transforming student learning through innovations implemented at the level of the academic program. Projects were intended to benefit students in more than one faculty and align with the priority focus areas identified each year (grounded in Aspire and UBC’s Strategic Plan).

In Fall 2019, the fund’s scope and guidelines were re-structured to encourage a wider range of projects and create a bridge from Aspire to Outlook 2040. Included for the first time is support for developing new academic programs. The Priority Focus Areas for the Fund are updated annually to reflect current priorities.

To signal this change, the fund has been renamed to the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund, abbreviated as the ALT-2040 Fund. We believe that the changes in the ALT-2040 Fund scope and guidelines will create opportunities for more faculty to access resources that will enable them to engage in different types of program-level innovation. The ALT-2040 Fund is better positioned to serve as the engine for the transformative learning priorities of Outlook 2040.