TLO Application


The University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees has allocated several hundred thousand dollars in recurring funds to support student engagement in transformational learning opportunities (TLOs). Full-time (non-visiting) faculty and staff from colleges, academic departments and programs, and other campus entities, may apply for a portion of these funds to support initiatives that are not funded through the regular budgeting process and that fit the University’s definition of transformational learning opportunities.  


While we welcome applications from all categories, special consideration will be given to undergraudate proposals that align with the following designations that speak to UNF and SUS Board of Governors strategic goals: 

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Community-Based Learning
  • Global Awareness Experiences

Experiences in the above categories may take place internationally or domestically.


Before completing the TLO Application, please review the TLO Application Guide below. The Application Guide includes important information concerning the TLO Program and instructions on completing the TLO application. 

The TLO Application Deadline for projects taking place in 2015-2016 (July 1 2015 - June 30, 2016) is Thursday, October 16, 2013 by 4pm.  



TLO Application Guide

Undergraduate TLO Application

Graduate Student TLO Application Coming Soon!

TLO Sample Applications





 NOTE: The procedure for Graduate TLO applications has changed. 

      The Graduate School will be providing information regarding TLO Funding

 for graduate programs in the near future. 



Make sure to save your application to your desktop. 

Form cannot be submitted online.


TLO Application Workshops

Designing Successful Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLOs)
Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 pm-2:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building 51, Room 1209 
Faculty and staff interested in applying for Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) funds are invited to attend the TLO workshop titled, "Designing Successful Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLOs)." This session will provide an overview of the TLO concept, some examples of past successful TLOs, and guidelines for applying for financial support.

Manageable and Meaningful Assessment of Transformational Learning Experiences
Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Founder's Hall, Building 2, Room 2002 
UNF Faculty who apply for TLO funding design a wide variety of truly transformational learning experiences for students. Designing an assessment plan both enhances the TLO application and provides an important way to maximize student benefit from the experience. Yet assessing transformational learning objectives can be difficult because the objectives can be difficult to define, and because TLOs may not include graded assignments in the same way as other classes do. This workshop will help participants define transformational learning objectives and develop manageable assessment strategies for determining the impact of the TLO experience. Faculty and staff interested in applying for Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) funds are especially encouraged to attend.

RSVP at or contact Dan Richard with inquiries.