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NTFS and CATE Awards

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2021

Advance HE has opened this year’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) with submission deadlines of 3 March 2021 and 10 March 2021 respectively.

The NTFS recognises and rewards individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession. In 2021, the University can nominate up to 3 individual members of staff for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. A nominee to the NTFS should be a HEA Fellow (any category) or working towards HEA Fellowship.  The NTFS Guidance provides further details about the Scheme and the application criteria.

The CATE recognises and celebrates collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. The Scheme highlights the key role that teamwork plays in higher education. Each award will recognise a team which has enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level. The University can nominate one team that can clearly demonstrate impact on teaching and learning through collaboration. Members of the team must be a HEA Fellow (any category) or working towards HEA Fellowship. Each team should demonstrate direct engagement with higher education students. Although there is no requirement for students to be members of the team, a team should clearly demonstrate how students are directly engaged in their work.  The CATE Guidance  provides further details about the Scheme and the application criteria.

To apply to go forward as a nominee to either Scheme, colleagues are invited to submit an expression of interest and detailed bullet points indicating how they would meet the criteria outlined in the Award guidelines - these should be sufficiently detailed to allow the internal selection panel to make an informed decision. This should be emailed to Liz McDowell (e.mcdowell@qub.ac.uk) by 15 January 2021. Advice and support to develop and format the applications for submission to Advance HE will be provided to the nominees by the Centre for Educational Development.

Further details about the Schemes are available on the Advance HE website.  Queries can be directed to e.mcdowell@qub.ac.uk.

NTFS Writing Workshop

The Centre for Educational Development is running a 2-part Writing Workshop for colleagues who are interested in applying to be one of the Queen's nominees to the NTFS this year, or want to start thinking about an application for next year.   The workshops will focus on supporting potential nominees to effectively address the NTF criteria, which are as follows.

Criterion 1:  Individual Excellence - evidence of enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession, demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual's context and the opportunties afforded by it.

Criterion 2:  Raising the profile of excellence - evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning and/or the teaching profession, demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee's immediate academic or professional role

Criterion 3:  Developing excellence - show the nominee's commitment to and impact of ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.

You can register to attend on iTrent by 30th November 2020 using the links below.

Part 1:  8 December 2020 at 3 - 4.30 pm

https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_ess/ess/#/summary/careerdev/activity;a=T/349360AZW6

Part 2:  6 January 2021 at 2.30 - 4 pm

https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_ess/ess/#/summary/careerdev/activity;a=T/085509AZW6

 

NTFS and CATE 2021 VIRTUAL TEACHING EXCELLENCE ROADSHOWS

AdvanceHE, in collaboration with the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) and the CATE Winners’ Network (CATE-Net) are arranging for monthly ‘virtual roadshow’ webinars to support those interested in applying for their prestigious teaching excellence awards. This year, each virtual roadshow event will focus exclusively on either the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) or the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

More information on the Teaching Excellence Awards can be found on the Advance HE website:

You may sign up to any of these events via the relevant booking links, details of which are as follows:

NTFS Roadshows:

Facilitated by ANTF Committee Events co-ordinator, Prof Debbie Holley, these webinars will offer insights and guidance through the NTFS application process.

 “A conversation with successful NTFs

This webinar will offer a brief re-cap of the scheme and highlight updates; and feature some personal journeys from existing National Teaching Fellows. There will be lots of time to ask our panel questions 

Date: 4th November, 9-10am

Booking link

 “Institutional/Individual perspectives

This webinar will briefly re-cap the previous two sessions, and the panel will include a representative from those tasked with staff development in our institutions, to offer the institutional viewpoint about the scheme, as well as NTFs happy to share their experiences 

Date: 3rd December, 1-2pm

Booking link 

 

CATE Roadshows:

Prof Mark O’Hara, CATE-Net Co-ordinator, will be facilitating four webinars – three (repeated on different dates) focusing on helping those applying for CATE in the 2020/21 academic year, and one focussing on helping those thinking of applying further in the future. Details of these CATE webinars are as follows:

Applying for CATE in 2020/21

If you are planning to submit a claim for CATE in the 2020-21 cycle these briefings will introduce you to the nature of the Award and its associated professional and institutional benefits. It will help you to understand the process and timelines and will offer practical suggestions and advice from previous CATE winners.

Date: 11th November, 1-2.30pm

Booking link

Date: 1st December, 12-1.30pm

Booking link:

Planning for CATE in 2022 and beyond

The collaborative nature of CATE means that many successful bids are centred on projects that have been years in the making. This workshop is aimed at those who are thinking long-term about how to advance a collaborative endeavour in their institution over time to the point at which a bid for CATE would be within reach. The themes covered will include, spotting potential, nurturing and investing and building a collaborative culture.

Date: 27th January 2021, 10am-12pm

Booking link

All sessions will be recorded, and distributed upon conclusion. Please contact us on ntfs@advance-he.ac.uk if this is of concern. 

 

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

- an overview of the NTF Scheme and the nomination process;

- a presentation by at least one National Teaching Fellow who will advise about the scheme from their perspective, the work which was presented in their nomination for a NTF award and their subsequent activities;

- discussion of how a nomination can be developed; examples of the level of evidence required; consideration of how to work towards a NTF nomination.

An introduction to the new CATE, including an:

- overview of the pilot scheme led by a member of HEA staff;

- opportunity for discussion about the new scheme

- See more at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/national-teaching-fellowship-scheme-ntfs#sthash.ZG4zFAvH.dpuf

Previous Queen's University National Teaching Fellowship Winners

Professor Lezley-Anne Hanna, 2018

Professor Gerry Gormley, 2018

Dr Philip Hanna, 2017

Dr Joe Duffy, 2014

Dr Tess Maginess, 2013

Prof Brian Whalley, 2008

Mr David Gibson, 2007

Prof B Milton-Edwards, 2004

Professor Vicki Tariq, 2003

Professor Carol McGuinness, 2001