Awards raise profile of teaching in academia

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Loughborough University’s newest National Teaching Fellow has highlighted teaching awards as a key driver in developing academics’ teaching careers. Speaking at the 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards, Dr Peter Willmot from the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering  talked of his delight when teaching received international recognition for developing researchers and engineers. Pro Vice ChancellorRead more

Research-Informed Teaching Awards 2014

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The annual Research-Informed Teaching Awards have now been made for 2014. There was considerable interest from across the University and the panel, chaired by the PVC (Teaching), including three ADTs and representatives from the Teaching Centre has made three awards. The award winners are: Jo Bullard, Professor of Physical Geography, Department of Geography, who isRead more

Dr Peter Willmot (Wolfson) awarded HEA National Teaching Fellowship

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Congratulations to Dr Peter Willmot on being awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship. The Higher Education Academy has announced today, 12th June, the 2014 National Teaching Fellows. The National Teaching Fellowships are the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning. There were 180 nominations with 55 fellowshipsRead more

Loughborough Academic Awards

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Congratulations to all those that were nominated and won awards at the Loughborough Academic Awards (LAAs) for their brilliant teaching! Teaching award winners were: Extra Mile – Scott Varney (Social Sciences) E-Learning – Dr Julie Holland (Business and Economics) Agent of Change – Dr Zulfikar Adamu (Civil and Building Engineering) Inspiration – Dr Sarah Mills (Geography)/ Dr Nick Freeman (English and Drama) Personal TutorRead more

Reminder- Research-informed Teaching Award

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The Research-informed Teaching Award is designed to “recognise and celebrate academic staff who have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to the promotion of research-informed teaching at Loughborough University”. There have been a number of changes to the RiTA for this new call, including making this a more competitive process with no limits on theRead more

Academics' teaching innovation takes awards

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Supporting dissertation students and improving the ways we use technology to develop learning are at the heart of this year’s 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards winning bids. The Teaching Centre has invested a total of £18,443.26 in the winning projects to proactively enhance student learning not only in the six departments who won, but across the University.Read more

Reminder- Teaching Awards

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Please note that the closing date for submission of documentation relating to Teaching Innovation Awards is Friday 7th March 2014, directly to the Teaching Centre. For applications relating to Research-informed Teaching Awards, the closing date is Monday 28th April 2014. Further details on Teaching Innovation Awards can be found on the Teaching Centre website. FurtherRead more

Improving the learning experience

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There is a major feature in the latest news at lboro (pp.12-13) regarding the Teaching Centre in an article entitled “Improving the learning experience”. Indeed, our work with students, their representatives and colleagues across campus features on the Spring 2014 cover page! The major focus of the articles are the Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs), the nextRead more

Teaching Awards for 2014

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The Teaching Centre has now updated the information for the two teaching awards it administers and the details are available on our website. The Teaching Innovation Award is a means of supporting academic and learning support staff in new initiatives and small pedagogic research projects that contribute directly to the quality of teaching at Loughborough.Read more

Teaching Innovation Awards Dissemination Event 2013

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Friday saw the Teaching Innovation Awards Dissemination Event 2013. The event was held to celebrate the completion of the projects originally awarded in 2012 and completed by July 2013. The lunchtime event began with an introduction from the Pro- Vice- Chancellor (Teaching) Professor Morag Bell. The seven winners then gave short summaries of their projectsRead more

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