Teaching Innovation Awards 2013

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Applications for Loughborough University’s Teaching Innovation Awards 2013 are now being invited from both academic staff and learning support staff. These awards support practice-based pedagogical projects that will make an innovative contribution to enhancing learning and teaching practice, and are linked to the University’s strategic priorities. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 7th March 2013. PleaseRead more

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2013

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The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) 2013 has now opened, with nominations closing on 4 March 2013. As the Higher Education Academy (HEA) says, the NTFS “recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching … Up to 55 awards of £10,000 are made to recognise individual excellence. The award is intended for National Teaching Fellows’ professional development in teaching and learningRead more

Have we hit 'Peak Higher Education'?

  Most of us are familiar with the concept of ‘Peak Oil’, where the rate of oil production peaks and thereafter enters terminal decline, but what about the case for ‘Peak Higher Education’? The outcomes of a recent report, Global Changes in Tuition Fee Policies and Student Assistance by Canadian-based consultants Higher Education Strategy Associates,Read more

L&T funding opportunities

Colleagues will be aware that the Higher Education Academy (HEA) continues to have funds available to support Learning and Teaching; just go to http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/funding for more details regarding Teaching Development Grants (the collaborative research call opens on 7 January and closes on 28 February 2013), HEA UK Travel Funds (which have been running since 1 August 2012 and are expectedRead more

HEA travel grants

Colleagues may not be aware that the Higher Education Academy offers travel grants to attend teaching and learning events. A number of staff and students across campus have made successful applications for these small travel grants in the past, so this posting is to draw you attention to some changes to the criteria for 2012-13. There are three streams: students attending teaching and learningRead more

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