Procedures and Schemes
Loughborough Teaching Awards
Teaching Awards provide an important means for the University to recognise, celebrate and promote excellence in learning and teaching. Currently, there are three types of award, one encouraging new developments for the future, the other recognising current teaching excellence and a new award created to share examples of best practice.
Applications for the 2021 Teaching Innovation Awards, Research-informed Teaching and the *brand new* 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award are now open.
The final submission date for both the Teaching Innovation Awards and the Research-informed Teaching awards is the 3rd May 2021.
Guidance and application forms appear within the Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed area of the CAP website.
The final submission date for the 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award is the 7th June 2021.
All Teaching Award winners are featured in our Loughborough University Learning and Teaching Conference September 2021 which is open to all staff.
National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (Advance HE)
he 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. If you would like to know more about the NTFS scheme, you can contact Dr Glynis Perkin for information.
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.
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.
You can also see the profile of Dr Lara Alcock, one of our exisiting National Teaching Fellows, on the HEA website: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/person/dr-lara-alcock