The Provost of The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, in collaboration with Deans’ Council, invites proposals to the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations (ALT-2040) Fund. Up to $30,000 may be requested for projects that focus on developing and implementing strategic curricular innovations that have program-level impact. Proposals are due on January 15, 2021.
For the 2021 call, the ALT-2040 Fund has one funding category and a condensed proposal format. The streamlined process and scope for the ALT-2040 Fund in 2021 reflects our commitment to supporting our current students, while maintaining the fund’s core objective of academic program innovation. We are seeking to fund projects that have a timely benefit to students and create a lasting foundation for the future. Priority areas for the ALT-2040 Fund development of modular curricula that address challenges and/or advance new opportunities resulting from the shift to remote learning, creation of digital assessments/ content collections, development of advanced teaching skills/practices credential programs, and creation/adaptation of open educational resources.
Projects that result in cost savings for students and include students in meaningful roles within projects are particularly encouraged.
Selection of funded projects is guided by the transformative learning strategies of UBC’s Strategic Plan and alignment with the Priority Focus Areas identified in each call. Special consideration is given to those projects that advance the academic program priorities identified in Outlook 2040 and UBC Okanagan’s Declaration of Truth and Reconciliation Commitments and recent university statements/commitments related to anti-racism.
For additional information on the applications process, including more detail on the 2021 Priority Focus Areas, full guidelines and access to the online application system, please visit https://alt-2040.ok.ubc.ca/.