I. Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

To promote quality enhancement of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the Education Bureau (EDB) set up the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund to support worthwhile non-works projects or initiatives that help enhance the quality of teaching and learning for students and teachers and the sector as a whole.  Non-profit-making education institutions offering full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or bachelor’s degree (including top-up degree) programmes are eligible to apply.  Other related bodies such as the federations of these education institutions and quality assurance agencies may also apply. The Scheme supports two types of projects, namely, theme-based projects and open-ended projects.  For details of the Scheme, please click here.

EDB is now inviting applications for QESS 2020/21 exercise.   Each institution can only submit a maximum of 2 applications each for theme-based projects and open-ended projects.  Interested parties are required to submit a 2-page preliminary proposal with a budget plan to the University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee (UTLQC) for consideration by Monday, 30 November 2020.   The application procedure and timeline are shown as follows:

  Timeline
  Theme-based / Open-ended projects
Submit a two-page preliminary proposal with a budget plan to the UTLQC Secretary (Ms Ita Kung) Monday, 30 November 2020
UTLQC meeting
– project teams to present their proposals at the meeting
– UTLQC to select and prioritise the proposals
1 to 15 December 2020
Selected teams to prepare full QESS proposals for submission to UTLQC for further comment 16 December 2020 to 24 January 2021
UTLQC to comment on the full proposals 25 January to 7 February 2021
Project teams to finalise the proposal and prepare soft copies for submission 8 to 27 February 2021
Deadline for submission to EDB 28 February 2021

·         List of QESS Funded Projects

 

 

 

II. HSUHK Teaching Development Grants

The Teaching Development Grants (TDG) is established to support teachers to conduct teaching and learning initiatives to enhance the quality of teaching and learning as well as students’ learning experience and their language proficiency at HSUHK.

 

Funding Criteria
The TDG proposals should address issues in at least one of thefollowing areas:

  1. Promoting and enhancing quality of teaching and learning
  2. Enriching the students’ learning experience
  3. Cultivating higher level of language proficiency of students
  4. Enhancing quality assurance methodologies, improving quality assurance process and quality control measures
  5. Adopting and developing innovative approaches of pedagogies and teaching practices, such as the development of assessment strategies and tools

 

Eligibility for Application
All full-time staff of HSUHK with the responsibilities related to teaching and learning are eligible for application.

Application Procedure
Applications are accepted on an annual basis.  All proposals should be submitted to the University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee (UTLQC) for consideration and selection according to the timelines as below:

Timeline
• Submit the application form (commented and endorsed by Department Head/School Dean) to UTLQC Secretary (Ms Ita Kung)February
UTLQC meeting
• Short-listed teachers to present their proposals at the meeting
• UTLQC to select and prioritise the proposals
March or April
• Announcement of resultsApril

 

HSUHK Teaching Development Grants Guideline
HSUHK Teaching Development Grants Application Form