Reward for Good Teaching
teaching in 18 subject areas graded as ‘Excellent’ by the Government’s
Quality Assurance Agency, the University of Leicester is demonstrating its
continuing commitment to the highest standards of teaching and support through
the launch of a University Teaching Fellowship scheme.
to two awards of £2,000 will be made each year to teaching and academic support
staff who have been nominated by their academic colleagues or students, or who
wish to nominate themselves.
scope of the Teaching Fellowship Scheme embraces the whole range of teaching and
support activity across the University, from foundation degrees to postgraduate
research supervision and includes campus-based and distance learning courses.
initiative is an important element in the next phase of the University’s
Learning and Teaching Strategy. Nominations
will be assessed by a panel drawn from the Learning and Teaching Committee,
chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor John Holloway.
deadline for the current round of nominations is Friday, 28 March 2003, and
successful candidates will be notified by the end of June 2003.
scheme is open to new as well as experienced teaching staff, and aims to
encourage and recognise excellent teaching and to raise the profile of teaching
and support and the expertise those skills require.
well as rewarding stimulating and challenging teaching, the awards will be made
for contributions to the planning of courses, assessment and feedback for
students, creating effective learning environments and student support systems
and encouraging students to reflect on their performance and personal
winners will have shown an understanding of how people learn, and helped to
establish a learning community that embraces wider participation and
demonstrates professionalism, ethical practice and scholarship.
John Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Learning and Teaching
Committee, said: “The Teaching Fellowships are intended both to reward outstanding
contributions from staff in the field of learning and teaching and to raise the
profile of teaching across the University. I
hope that staff will be stimulated to enter for an award or to nominate a
colleague. Nominations from students will also be very welcome”.
TO EDITORS: Further
information is available from Mr Michael Corin, Secretary of the Learning and
Teaching Committee, Academic Office, University of Leicester, 0116 252 3049,
Also see website www.le.ac.uk/teaching/fundingfship.html
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.