The Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF) call for proposals is modelled after the well-established process for large, strategic Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects. The first stage of this two-stage process comprises of a call for proposals in the spring for an initial letter of intent (LOI) that captures and describes the essence of the proposal concept and area. This LOI is adjudicated by an in-person discussion between the proposed unit project team and a small committee comprising of Provost Office leadership, online learning practitioners and support staff.
In the second stage, proponents of successful LOIs are invited to work with support staff in Extended Learning, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and, where applicable, faculty or unit learning support teams. Together, representatives will develop full proposals over the spring and summer that include a market assessment, work plan and budget.
Following a second round of review, which will include unit and/or faculty leadership, funded proposals will commence development.
|Feb 3 & 4||OLAF announcement published in UBC Bulletin and UBC Today|
|Feb 26||OLAF Information and Q & A session. View the slide presentation from this session.|
|Mar 11||Drop-in consultation session|
|Apr to Sep||Virtual LOI consultations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.|
|May 1||Declare your intent to submit an LOI by emailing your project name, faculty/school/unit and principal applicants to email@example.com|
|Sep 1||Last day to request support from the OLAF team for LOI submissions|
|Sep 15||LOI online submission form opens|
|Oct 1||Closing date for LOI submissions (11:59 pm Pacific Time)|
|Oct 21||Notification of outcome of adjudication|
|Jan 5, 2021||Last day to request support from the OLAF team for proposal submissions|
|Jan 26, 2021||Full project proposals due|
|Jan/Feb 2021||Meetings with proposal teams and adjudication of proposals|
|Mar 2021||Funding released to successful proposals|