Undergraduate Course Development Fund – Updated Guidelines
|From:||Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education|
|Date:||October 30, 2015|
|Re:||Undergraduate Course Development Fund – Updated Guidelines|
Since 2011-12, the Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF) has been successfully providing opportunities for faculty members in graduate-only and professional divisions to share their expertise with undergraduate students. Through the program, undergraduate students have access to the full range of the University’s world-class faculty, and undergraduate programs are able to greatly expand the scope and depth of their course offerings.
The program currently supports 70 courses on an ongoing basis, providing funding to graduate-only divisions, graduate-only departments within multi-department faculties, and second-entry professional divisions and programs, for their participation in the delivery of innovative undergraduate courses.
Over time, the guidelines have undergone a series of modifications to reflect the program’s evolution and in response to divisional inquiries. The consolidation of previous iterations available online clarifies language regarding the expected requirements for UCDF proposals and course support moving forward.
Course proposals are accepted on a rolling basis by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education. All interested parties should contact the UCDF administrator in their respective Dean’s Offices for more information on divisional approval processes.
For additional information, please contact the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.