The Faculty of Arts gains funding for its teaching and learning activities from a variety of sources. These sources include:

Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES)

TIES is comprised of two grant schemes. A Small TIES Grants Scheme for applications $10,000 and under and a Large Grants Scheme, otherwise known as the Teaching Improvement Projects Scheme (TIPS) for applications over $10,000.

The Small Grants Scheme is administered by the Faculty's Teaching and Learning Committee, in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The Large Grants Scheme, or Teaching Improvement Projects Scheme (TIPS), is administered through the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education). When the amount applied for exceeds $50,000, the amount over $50,000 is matched $ for $, with the Faculty meeting the additional funding request.

Application forms, and a TIES calendar, can be found here.

Information about current TIES projects can be found here.

All applications for both TIPS and Small TIES grants should be forwarded to Ian Maxwell, the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, either through the Faculty Office, or sent directly to Ian Maxwell, Department of Performance Studies, A20. The date for 2010 will be confirmed mid year.

This will allow the Teaching and Learning Committee to ensure that the suite of TIPS applications being made are consistent with the priorities of the Faculty’s Strategic Plan. These applications will be signed off by the Dean.

Small TIES applications will be assessed by the Teaching and Learning Committee at its December meeting.

Contact Ian Maxwell with any inquiries.

Scholarship Index

The purpose of the Scholarship Index is to provide financial rewards to departments whose staff members contribute to teaching quality through the scholarship of university teaching.

A Scholarship Index timetable, criteria, contact and submission details, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, can be found here.

Learning and Teaching Performance Fund

The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF) was introduced in 2006 to reward universities for excellence in learning and teaching for undergraduates. Over three funding rounds it has provided more than $220 million to Australian universities.

The LTPF is an evidence-based reward program that provides untied funding that allows universities to respond to their strategic aspirations. While the funding can be used for any purpose, almost all of the universities that have received LTPF funding have used it to support learning and teaching.