In order to maintain the pace of learning and teaching development in line with recent changes in the student population (such as demographics numbers technological skill level and expectations) it is important for institutions such as Glasgow to support excellent and innovative learning and teaching at strategic levels. Strategic initiatives must be meaningful to encourage the appropriate changes in learning and teaching practices. The University of Glasgow has since 2000-01 implemented several initiatives to specifically enhance learning and teaching.
One of the longest-standing of these is the Learning and Teaching Development Fund (the LTDF). Annual bids are invited from members of staff for projects that aim to enhance learning and teaching and that align with key strategic aims.