The University Teaching Fellowship scheme (UTFS) has, to date, awarded 65 University and 11 Early Career Teaching Fellowships since it was launched in 2007/8. Of the Early Career Teaching Fellows, 7 were subsequently awarded University Teaching Fellowships. The scheme's application criteria closely mirror those for the Advance HE's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and to date, 12 Teaching Fellows have already gone on to success in the NTFS.
The Fellowship scheme is open to both academic and support staff across the University and the network of Teaching Fellows includes colleagues from the library, CQSD and academic staff from a wide range of disciplines. This breadth of disciplines, roles and experience is a real strength of the Teaching Fellows Community of Practice, which meets every term to discuss emerging T&L issues and to provide informal support for individual Fellows. CQSD co-ordinates this network and maintains the Teaching Fellows mailing list, which is used to continue meeting discussions, follow-up any actions arising from meetings and for Fellows to offer one another support, e.g. for T&L funding applications.
Termly lunches are organised for the UTF Community of Practice, and the agenda for each meeting is agreed in advance. If you have any suggestions for future meetings please contact Jennie Chetcuti: firstname.lastname@example.org. The UTF Community of Practice is currently co-chaired by Kate Fletcher and Professor Steve Musson.