ACU Teaching Development Grants

Teaching Development Grants provide opportunities for ACU staff to engage in teaching development projects around current institutional and faculty priorities. The grants contribute to innovations in learning and teaching and the development of resources and frameworks for good practice.  The outcomes also advance the scholarship of learning and teaching.

All applications are assessed by the Awards and Grants Committee, chaired by the DVC (Students, Learning and Teaching). The process is competitive and applications are judged against the criteria outlined in the guideline. Funding is between $5,000 - $20,000.

The Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Scheme is open to ACU teaching staff or teaching teams (including professional staff). It is important to read the ACU Teaching Development Grant guidelines and discuss your plans with your Head of School, your Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) or the Director of your unit (whichever is appropriate) and obtain their support before you prepare your project proposal.

The Learning and Teaching Centre provides advice and support for staff in their development of award and grant applications. For further information, please contact awards&

Successful 2016 ACU Teaching Development Grant projects

The successful 2016 ACU Teaching Development Grant projects and project leaders are:

  1. Dr Michelle Black, Faculty of Education and Arts, Strathfield: ‘Global Health e-Learning Project’.
  2. Dr Christian Cobbold, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘New Echo 360 active learning platform at ACU: building a toolkit for students and staff engagement in first year Health Sciences’.
  3. Dr Peta Drury, Faculty of Health Sciences, North Sydney: ‘Evaluating marking moderation practices within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (SoNMP)’.
  4. Associate Professor Robyn Horner, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Melbourne: ‘How Effective is THCT605 in Supporting Leadership for Change in Schools’.
  5. Dr Christian Pitcher, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Aligning professional practice in clinical exercise physiology: creating a high challenge/high support academic environment through constructive alignment and work integrated learning’.
  6. Dr Jacqueline Randle, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Embedding the ‘researcher’s voice’ into the core health science undergraduate evidence-based practice unit, HLSC122 Inquiry in health care’.
  7. Dr Michael Theophilos Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Melbourne: ‘Retention and Engagement: An Interactive History on the Bible and its Historical Context in 24 Three-Dimensional Interactive Ancient Artefacts’.
  8. Dr Kirsten Way, Faculty of Law and Business, Brisbane: ‘Authentic Work-Based Assessment for Online Students’.