The Provost’s Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF) creates opportunities for the Faculty of Arts & Science to develop long-term teaching relationships with faculty in the University of Toronto graduate-only divisions.
UCDF courses may be designed to meet several goals. They might expand the teaching capacity of Arts & Science units or add new areas to the curriculum. Arts & Science units are particularly encouraged to consider opportunities to collaborate with graduate divisions that would allow their students to apply their subject area knowledge in a range of research, professional, institutional, or social contexts. Links that might be established through such UCDF courses should also be considered as potential pathways to graduate and professional study, to the advantage of both the Arts & Science unit and graduate division.
If you are interested in proposing a UCDF course, please consult the following documents:
- The UCDF 2017-18 Guidelines and the 2018-19 Guidelines (issued by the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education), and
- FAS and Graduate Division Interdivisional Teaching Approval Process and Application Form for UCDF courses.
Proposals for UCDF courses will be accepted on a rolling basis. All proposals will first be reviewed in the Dean’s Office, and all supported proposals for new courses will require approval through Arts & Science curriculum governance processes.
If you have any questions about proposing a UCDF course in Arts & Science, please contact Pam Gravestock, Director, Teaching Support & Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.