The LTG funding range is $1,000-$12,000. From the total pool of funds, no less than 33% will be awarded to Inclusive Teaching initiatives.
Priority Focus Areas
Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Ryerson’s Academic Plan “Our Time to Lead” (2014) states that learning and teaching excellence is a critical priority, which must:
- Support learning and teaching excellence by raising faculty’s ability to apply innovative learning strategies in the lecture hall/classroom/lab/studio, and
- Support teaching and learning scholarship.
Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:
- Experiential learning opportunities
- Enhancement of student learning
- Alternative assessments
- Flexible teaching strategies
- Open educational resources
- Flipped, online and blended classrooms
- Innovative technologies
- Student engagement
- Learning communities
- Service learning and community-based learning
- Interdisciplinary collaborations
Ryerson’s academic plan, “Our Time to Lead” (2014) makes a commitment to building equity, community, and inclusion on campus, and infusing a respect for Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) perspectives into every aspect of life at Ryerson. Strategies include:
- Cultivate relationships with Aboriginal communities and students to create an educational environment that embraces and supports Aboriginal perspectives and experiences, and builds community with Aboriginal people.
- Develop a university-wide community engagement and communications strategy that values equity, diversity and inclusion; leverages current engagement activity; and builds a more visible Ryerson presence in particular communities.
Recognizing our theme is varied, submissions are not restricted to any one approach. Potential areas of inquiry can include but are not limited to:
- Fostering and building intercultural relationships based on understanding, empathy and respect.
- Understanding non-Western ideas, contributions and ways of knowing
- Creating curricular innovations addressing equity and inclusion (including, but not limited to race, religion, gender, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, Aboriginal perspectives)
- Supporting international students
- Integrating Aboriginal knowledges and teaching methods into the classroom
- Building capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and respect
- Building on existing knowledge and scholarship of inclusive teaching