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Nominations open for University Teaching Fellowship Scheme

teaching and learning

'The UTFS really helps to raise the profile of teaching and learning, and provides recognition for the individuals who are given the award.' Professor Julian Park, University Teaching Fellow

The University Teaching Fellowship Scheme is now open for 2011-2012 applications.

Run by the Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning (CDoTL), the Fellowship is a prestigious award conferred on an individual who has demonstrated individual excellence, and contributed to the development of teaching and learning within the University. The aim of the Fellowship is to support staff to further develop in this area.

The scheme is open to all permanent members of staff with a teaching or teaching/learning support role, from all departments and directorates. Fellows may be full or part-time and academic or academic-related staff, on the lecturer scale or equivalent.  The submission deadline is Friday 25 February 2011.

Julian Park, Professor of Agricultural Systems and Education, and University Teaching Fellow, said: "The UTFS really helps to raise the profile of teaching and learning, and provides recognition for the individuals who are given the award.

"The funding from my Fellowship has allowed me to employ a researcher, and to construct the 'Engage in Feedback' website, which has been well received by staff from across the sector. CDoTL are also using this tool as part of their ‘assessment and feedback engagements' project. Receiving the University Teaching Fellowship also helped with my application for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme."

Dr Elizabeth Page, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry Education, was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2009: "The Fellowship has given me the opportunity to develop strategies to encourage new undergraduates to become independent learners. In chemistry we have introduced a new module where our first year students solve a series of real-life chemical challenges through individual research and group work. This approach, and the findings from our work, will be relevant to other disciplines across the University."

Further information about the scheme, including full criteria, responsibilities and details of how to apply can be found on the CDoTL website: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/cdotl/FundingRewardsandRecognition/Recognition/UTFS/cdotl-UniversityTeachingFellowshipSchemes.aspx      

If you have any questions about the UTFS or your application, please contact CDoTL cdotl@reading.ac.uk.

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