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The four guiding principles of the framework

The Learning and Teaching Framework [PDF] promotes continual improvement in learning and teaching practices across
the Institute.

As a collaborative effort among BCIT stakeholders, the Learning and Teaching Framework (L&TF) provides ideas for how your school, program, faculty—and you—can support BCIT education principles in practice.

The Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant

The Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant [PDF] provides faculty, staff, and other service departments with funds and support for initiatives that directly align with the L&TF and reflect the spirit of a polytechnic “learning-by-doing” methodology.

The grant has four categories of funding: 1) to learn about the framework and collaborate with your department; 2) to document and clarify the work you are already doing; 3) to innovate and implement a new idea; and 4) to fund a back-fill from your regular duties.

Application process

  1. Submit your application to the Learning and Teaching Centre ( using the Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant Application [PDF].
  2. Note that the application form requires you to comply with open education access guidelines and BCIT’s privacy policy.
  3. Grant applications will be evaluated by a committee* according to the Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant Rubric [PDF].
  4. Grant payments will be made in one lump sum at the completion of your project through either a yellow contract or a departmental cross-charge.
  5. For payment approval, send a summary of your completed project to using the Final Report Guidelines [DOCX].

If you have specific questions, contact Sylvia Gajdics (Faculty Development Coordinator) at or local 4905, or contact your school/department liaison.

*See Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant Committee.

Deadline notice

The next application deadline is February 14, 2022.

You’ll be notified by March 14 with the outcome of your application.

Funding must be used within the fiscal year of application (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023), and all receipts must be submitted no later than March 15 of the fiscal year end.

Past grant recipients

Learn more about successful L&TF initiatives in BCIT On Point—Sharing Innovation Learning and Teaching Practices:

Learning and Teaching Grant Recipients 2019 – BCIT On Point

Learning and Teaching Grant Recipients 2018 – BCIT On Point