The Higher Education Academy runs national and international awards recognising and celebrating teaching excellence on an individual, team and institution-wide basis:
- National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) - open to all UK providers of higher education, recognising and celebrating individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.
- Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) - open to all UK providers of higher education, celebrating and recognising collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning.
- Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) - open to all providers of higher education across the world, celebrating and recognising institution-wide approaches to teaching excellence.
National Teaching Fellowship (NTF)
National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) have demonstrated through a rigorous and competitive peer reviewed process that they have made a significant impact on both student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. What they have achieved is inspiring and contributes significantly to the sector's efforts to continuously improve learning and teaching for the benefit of students and society.
The award has been running since 2000 and there are now more than 815 National Teaching Fellows, with up to 55 individuals receiving the award each year. On gaining the award, fellows play an ongoing role in enhancing teaching and learning within their institution, the HE sector and further afield.
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2018 award has now closed.
Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE)
Introduced in 2016, the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and rewards the key role that teamwork plays in enhancing teaching and learning through collaborative approaches in higher education.
Since 2016, 30 finalists have been recognised, with 12 of them being awarded funding to continue their collaborative work and further their impact.
The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence 2018 has now closed.
Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA)
The Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) is the first global award to celebrate and reward institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence in higher education. It is open to all public and private sector universities and other providers of higher education across the world. Participants have the opportunity to learn about and share practices with other institutions across the world.
The selection of award holders involves a rigorous two-staged process. External peer reviewers initially assess each institutional application in relation to three ‘domains of excellence’. The reviewers then generate a shortlist from which an independent judging panel select those being recognised each year. The judging panel are all distinguished international educationalists and currently representing North America, Africa, Australia, Europe and East Asia.
The winner of the Global Teaching Excellence Award 2017 was the University of Huddersfield.
The 2018 award has now closed.