Learning Enhancement Grants

These enable teaching staff to put into practice innovative teaching ideas that fall outside the scope of departmental budgets.

LEGs provide contestable funding for innovative projects that align with the strategic goals of the University and its Learning and Teaching Plan. They also provide models of outstanding practice that can be emulated.  

2016 Learning Enhancement Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following project teams who have been awarded a grant in the 2016 round. The projects will commence in 2017.

Faculty Project Project Team
Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Science Eye-Teach, led by Dr Greg Minissale,
i s a cross-faculty project designed to
help students become familiar with how
experts extract information from visual data.
Dr Greg Minissale
Associate Professor Tony Lambert
Dr Christof Lutteroth
Dr Gerald Weber
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries Creating and Integrating Video Clips to
Develop Music Historical Literacy Skills,
led by Dr Nancy November, is exploring
the use of two-way student-created video.
Dr Nancy November
Mrs Phillippa McKeown-Green
Ms Stephanie Cook
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries  Faculty of Engineering SALAM to the STEM, led by
Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe and
Dr Rose Martin, is testing the transferability
of a studio pedagogy across disciplines.
Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe
Dr Rose Martin
Associate Professor Ralph Buck
Dr Nasser Giacaman
Dr Oliver Sinnen
Faculty of Science Supporting Extramural Communities in
Mathematics, led by Dr Padraic Bartlett,
is targeted at supporting high school-based
distance learners in a large Stage I course
that is part of the University’s Young Scholars Programme.
Dr Padraic Bartlett
Dr Julia Novak
Dr Igor’ Kontorovich

How to apply

LEGs applications follow a two-phase process. The first phase is submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI).

The LEGs subcommittee will invite submitters of successful EOIs to complete a project plan, with a strong likelihood that a grant will be made subject to the plan’s acceptance.

Applications for the next Learning Enhancement Grants round open in May 2017.

Procedures and Guidelines from the 2016 round are below.


Forms for applicants


Forms for grant recipients  

Previous Learning Enhancement Grant Reports

Final reports from previous grant recipients are available below.

2013 / 2014 Grant Round / Project Year

Project Leader: Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin


2013 / 2014 Grant Round / Project Year

Project Leader: Dr Michael Rehm


2013 / 2014 Grant Round / Project Year

Project Leader: Anna Yang and Associate Professor Kasper van Wijk

Further information

Contact: Claire Walters
Adviser (Academic Reviews & Projects)
Email: reviews@auckland.ac.nz