Our funding model is currently under review. Once a new model is established we will communicate it broadly and update this page.
Using existing FD Funds for expenses related to COVID-19 alternative delivery
All tenure-track, continuing, and full-time limited term faculty (e.g., Nurse Educators) are welcome to use their individual allocations for equipment or software for alternative delivery of courses. Check with your Chair or contact us if you have questions about whether an expense is allowable.
For sessional faculty, there may still be funds available through your Dean’s office for such purchases, so please check with them.
There are many ways to access equipment and other resources that you may need to deliver your courses. For example, there are options for sessional instructors to borrow laptops from the Library and there are excellent options in Blackboard for online delivery of course content (including Blackboard Collaborate, for online office hours and video meetings/discussions/lectures with students). If there are specific resources that you need in order teach your assigned classes then you should speak to your Chair or to support staff in eLearning and TLS about how to access or learn to use necessary equipment and software. The university provides all of these essential resources and you should not need to use your FD funding except for resources that you want to use to enhance your teaching beyond what is required.
Special Alternative Delivery Fund: Application Deadline April 30, 2020
A significant amount of funding that had been allocated under the Sessional and Supplemental Funding competitions in 2019/2020 could not be used for the original purposes (mainly conference and workshop registrations and travel, cancelled because of pandemic response). We have repurposed these funds to help cover faculty costs associated with the rapid transition to alternative delivery methods. To view the funding guidelines and access the application form, click here.
Teaching Innovation Fund: Application Deadline May 30, 2020
To support the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to foster a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and knowledge-sharing. Teaching Innovation Funding is available for a wide range of project types, with a maximum project budget of $5000. To view the funding guidelines and access the application form, click here.