Reporter 451, 8 May 2000

Act now on teaching excellence awards

The Higher Education Funding Council has created the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) to recognise and reward 20 individual staff who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and support for student learning, by awards of 50,000 to each winner.

Winners will use the money to develop an aspect of teaching and learning either in their own discipline or more widely within a three-year period.

Professor John Macklin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, said he was keen that the University makes a nomination - but, as ever, the deadlines for this first cycle of the scheme are very short and the nomination must be made by 19 May.

Nomination of the Leeds candidate will be by a two-stage process. Stage one is at departmental level (which means there is a maximum of 51 nominations). Stage two is at University level and the successful nominee will be required to develop her/his application to match the requirements of the national scheme.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Butcher in the Staff & Departmental Development Unit, ext 4047 or

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