Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF)
The Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF) was established in 2011-12 by the Provost to foster ongoing, mutually beneficial teaching relationships between graduate-only divisions and units and divisions that offer undergraduate degree programs.
UCDF-funded courses are intended to be of mutual benefit to both the undergraduate program and the graduate-only Faculty or unit. The undergraduate division benefits from additional teaching capacity and the inclusion of leading-edge researchers into their teaching cadre, while the graduate division benefits from exposing their instructors to a broad undergraduate population. UCDF funding is provided to the partnering graduate division in support of their instructor participating in the program.
A full description of the current program’s goals and guidelines is found in the 2017-18 Undergraduate Course Development Fund Guidelines.
Starting in the 2018-19 academic year, the UCDF program will operate according to an updated set of guidelines, with substantive changes being made to the funding and evaluation components. See the 2018-19 Undergraduate Course Development Fund Guidelines.
For questions about potential proposals, please contact the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education.