Please note: Expressions of interest and draft outlines for potential submissions will need to be submitted to Penny Sweasey by MONDAY 6th JUNE in order to be able to support the process of re-drafting, shortlisting, selection of the final three, and submission.
The HEA have launched the NTFS for 2016 (see the HEA NTFS website ») .
There have been some changes to the Scheme - there is a £5K award and nominees should already be an HEA Fellow (any category - see the Manchester Met PSF pages for details).
Guidance, forms and reference material can be found in resources section of the HEA NTFS website. The deadline for submission is 28 July 2016.
In addition, the HEA are launching a new pilot scheme: Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in order to celebrate team working. There are two stages to an application of CATE. The first stage deadline for this award is 21 July 2016.
As in previous years, CELT will coordinate the application and submission process, but as a first step, suitable nominees might be identified within faculties and some preliminary discussions held, perhaps with a Head of Department or Associate Dean.
Manchester Met can submit up to THREE individual nominations. If you have any potential nominations for teams, please let me know so that we can arrange support for the application process, which is new and untried, but the deadline will be the same as for individuals.
The timescale this year is much shorter than in previous years and so anyone who is interested must have some substantial preliminary evidence of teaching excellence already in place.
Expressions of interest and draft outlines for potential submissions will need to be submitted to Penny Sweasey by Monday 6th June in order to be able to support the process of re-drafting, shortlisting, selection of the final three, and submission.
The following open meetings will be held where you can discuss the experience of applying with some of our existing Fellows, please come along!
24 May 10-12pm, Business School 1.16
27 May 11-1pm, Brooks 3.03
Contact Penny Sweasey for more information
Watch Jo Verran talking about her experience of the NTFS:
Watch Claire Hamshire talking about her experience of the NTFS:
Watch Mark Langan talking about his experience of the NTFS:
I think that my submission was successful after two unsuccessful attempts as (1) most importantly I rewrote it to be more of a reflective narrative than a documentation of things I've done, capitalising on ways I have had impact (e.g. briefly outlined how being journal editor helped academics get into LT research rather than just saying I was journal editor); (2) I had done more at a national level and my work was being cited more widely; (3) I got better supporting statements and references; (4) overall I 'sold myself' better and put my modesty aside