National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)
The National Teaching Fellowship (NTF)
The National Teaching Fellowship is a highly prestigious Higher Education Academy award that recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience and provide the means to develop a proactive community of National Teaching Fellows (NTFs).
Each year universities are invited to nominate up to three members of staff to be considered for one of up to fifty five individual awards. Nominees must be able to clearly demonstrate excellence in teaching and/or supporting the higher education learning experience of students. On gaining the award, each NTF has a role to support the enhancement of learning and teaching in both the institution and the sector. Each NTF is expected to use the prize money to disseminate their excellent practice by contributing to events, resources and by providing advice to colleagues. All NTFs will be required to provide the HEA with indicative plans for their dissemination activity and be able to demonstrate how their work has impacted on the sector by providing regular reports to the HEA.
National Teaching Fellows become members of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) offering opportunities for networking and profile raising.
For further information about the scheme visit the Higher Education Academy's website.
The University has had considerable success with this award. In 2011 for the fourth consecutive year Huddersfield was awarded two National Teaching Fellowships and in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 one was awarded. This year, 2016, two were awarded. See who has been successful in being awarded a National Teaching Fellowship at the University of Huddersfield. Professor Christine Jarvis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning encourages colleagues across the University to consider submitting for the award.
Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) was established in 2016 by The Higher Education Academy. CATE aims to celebrate excellence in a team context which positively impacts on the student experience in creative and innovative ways. Each award will recognise a team who have enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.
In 2017 up to six teams will be awarded a grant to support their project to be spent over three years. The team will be expected to use this money to disseminate their excellent practice by contributing to events, resources and by providing advice to colleagues. Winners are required to provide the HEA with indicative plans for their dissemination activity and be able to demonstrate how their work has impacted on the sector by providing regular reports to the HEA.
For more information on CATE visit the HEA website. The University can nominate one team for the award and operates an internal selection process. Contact TALI firstname.lastname@example.org if your team wishes to be considered.
The University of Huddersfield's NTF selection process
The University can submit up to three nominees. To arrive at a choice of nominees in as open a way as possible, and to allow those nominees time to prepare properly, the following scheme is in place:
- Schools and Services identify potential nominees.
- Workshop/briefing session for individual nominees with Prof Christine Jarvis and existing NTFs is held: Applying For National Teaching Fellowship Awards, Wed 4 October from 13.00-14.30 - book via Staff Development
- Prior to the workshop each nominee should draft a detailed paragraph for each of the three criteria below (no more than one side of A4 per criterion, Arial 12 font):
- Criterion 1 Individual Excellence: evidence of promoting and transforming the student learning experience.
- Criterion 2 Raising the profile of excellence: evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning in (and, if appropriate, beyond) the nominee’s institution, through demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee's immediate academic or professional role.
- Criterion 3 Developing Excellence: the nominee's commitment to her/his ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.
- Each nominee should also submit a short CV (maximum two sides of A4). TALI can provide guidance if required.
After the workshop, colleagues wishing to be considered for nomination will submit draft paragraphs and CV to a panel of university NTFs who will select the final nominees to submit to the HEA. Each nominee will be paired with an existing NTF to develop their submission. The timetable for submitting to the HEA will be determined when the HEA opens the call for nominations.
For further information about the NTFS scheme see the HEA website. If you want to register an interest in applying for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme in the future please contact email@example.com