Procedures and Schemes
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 2018 Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed Teaching will open in November 2017 and final submission date is 28 February 2018. Guidance and application forms will appear within the Teaching Innovation Awards area of the CAP website in November 2017.
The Teaching Awards are featured in our Loughborough University Learning and Teaching Conference which is open to all staff.
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.