Centre for Academic Practice

Procedures and Schemes

Teaching Awards

Teaching Awards provide an important means for the University to recognise, celebrate and promote excellence in learning and teaching. Currently, there are two types of award, one encouraging new developments for the future, the other recognising current teaching excellence.

Applications for the 2017 Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed Teaching are open and final submission date is 28th February 2017 by midnight. Guidance and application forms appear within the Teaching Innovation Awards area of the CAP website.  

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Teaching Innovation Awards

Annual funding to support small pedagogic initiatives and research projects

Research-informed Teaching Awards

Research-informed Teaching Awards

Awards to recognise excellence in teaching

The Teaching Awards will be featured in a high profile event open to all staff, attended by the Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching. The 2017 date will be announced in due course.   

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) run by the Higher Education Academy usually opens its application “window” in October of each year. Each University is able to support up to three candidates for NTF and Loughborough University now has an established process for choosing and then mentoring potential candidates for submission. Since launching our new process in October 2013 we have been successful each year.

The first stage in this process is attendance at a workshop designed to provide further information and to discuss the requirements for submission. The workshop will be run by the Centre for Academic Practice in early October, to coincide with the opening of the application window. Colleagues interested can book on the workshop via my.HR. Initial advice is also available from Nick Allsopp.

In preparation for the workshop colleagues are asked to write around 500 words about their teaching practice and bring this to the session. This should address the NTFS criteria:

  • Individual excellence: evidence of enhancing and transforming the student learning experience commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it.
  • Raising the profile of excellence: evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role
  • Developing excellence: evidence of the nominee’s commitment to her/his ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support

You can find out more about the NTFS here.