NTFS Expressions of Interest
The University selects its nominees for the NTFS in the following way:
A call is made for self-nominations to be submitted to the Centre for Quality Support and Development (CQSD) using the Expression of Interest online form (see below).
The NTFS Selection Panel selects up to 3 nominees to go forward into the NTFS. Nominees are selected according to the extent to which their application meets the scheme criteria.
The NTFS Selection Panel comprises:
- Two Teaching and Learning Deans, one of whom will act as Chair
- Two Reading National Teaching Fellows
- A CQSD representative
- RUSU Education Officer
The NTFS Selection Panel reserves the right to consider potential candidates not otherwise nominated through the Expression of Interest route.
Following the selection process, the University's nominees will be supported in drafting their submission to the HEA by staff within CQSD.
Expression of Interest Scheme criteria and guidance
Nominees are required to clearly articulate their role in developing and leading excellence in teaching and learning and/or the support of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the University. The application focusses on four criteria, which align with those of the HEA's NTF Scheme:
|Criterion 1||Individual excellence||(250 words) Evidence of enhancing and transforming student outcomes and/or the teaching profession; demonstrating impact commensurate with the individual's context and the opportunities afforded by it.|
|Criterion 2:||Raising the profile of excellence||(250 words) Evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning and/or the teaching profession at the University (and if appropriate, beyond); demonstrating impact and engagement beyond your immediate academic or professional role.|
|Criterion 3:||Developing excellence||(250 words) Evidence of commitment to and impact of ongoing professional development with regard to teaching and learning and/or learning support.|
|Criterion 4:||Your Unique Selling Point (USP)||(250 words) Outline your unique selling point in relation to Excellence in T&L and specify how this makes you a suitable University nominee for the NTFS.|
Nominees for the NTF Expression of Interest Scheme should normally be a University Teaching Fellow and/or recognised at D3 (Senior Fellow) or D4 (Principal Fellow) of the Higher Education Academy. Please refer to the Guidance for Staff on the HESA Codes for Teaching Qualifications.
Nominees are asked to confirm that they have consulted their Teaching and Learning Dean regarding their application and that their Head of School/Service is supportive of their application. They are therefore expected to have discussed the application with them prior to submitting it.
Successful National Teaching Fellows are expected to work with CQSD to provide some mentoring support for future applicants. They will also play an active role in support of the University's FLAIR (Facilitating Learning and Teaching Achievement and Individual Recognition) CPD Framework; for example, providing mentoring support for applicants to FLAIR, membership of FLAIR professional recognition panels etc.
The application is in a Word format and can be accessed either on campus, or off campus using VPN.
If you experience any technical difficulties completing or submitting the form please contact ITS-Help@reading.ac.uk.
How should I submit my application?
Applicants must convert the completed proforma into one pdf file and submit this electronically to Martin Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on the day of the submission deadline.
- Expression of Interest scheme opens: Scheme is currently closed
- Closing date for applications: Scheme is currently closed
Applicants will normally receive the Selection Panel's decision and feedback (usually via email) within six working weeks of the closing date (this takes into account the Christmas closure period).
If you have any queries or require further information on the University's NTFS nominee selection process please contact CQSD-TandL@reading.ac.uk.