Notes from Andrew Perceived status! It makes things much easier to do things in my institution - some academics won't listen to a 'librarian', but they will listen to a 'teaching fellow'! My profile across the university has raised significantly allowing me to push things like information literacy initiatives. Impact? Key one is profile internally, but to a lesser degree externally as well. When looking for project funds it's nice to be able to drop in that I'm a teaching fellow for bonus points! I'm also involved in non-library groups, some members of one googled me when I asked to get involved & accepted me without question because of the teaching fellowship. I've also got a promotion on the back of it, which was nice... Last thing is that I'm automatically invited to be involved in certain things (groups & projects) across our campus now that I would not have even heard about before. Qualities? I think the core of it is caring about the learning experiences of the people we deal with every day in HE libraries, being prepared to innovate to make a difference to those learning experiences, and sharing your successes and failures with others - all of which applies to TONS of librarians. Biggest hurdles? Being put forward by your institution (can be hard in some places - we are very competitive at Huddersfield and I was lucky to get through at the cost of a lecturer). Getting a critical friend to help you - I was lucky in getting a loud, bolshy Australian lecturer (& NTF) agree to help me (she made an enormous difference to my application, forcing me to be much less 'English' and reserved in it). That's it - have to dash into my next session now. Hope the ARLG talk goes well and you manage to persuade some more librarians to put their names forward next year... Or to think about how they can build their evidence to apply in future years.
Moira Bent and Jo Webb "What's the relevance of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme to librarians?"
Recognising excellence:What’s the relevance of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme to librarians? c. http://theevolutionofeducation.blogspot.co.uk / Moira Bent Jo Webb
The National Teaching FellowshipScheme Recommended in 1997 Dearing Report Purpose to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and support of learning ◦ Counterbalance emphasis on research for promotion and recognition in the academy Initially 10 awards, increasing to 50 by 2004 then 55 in 2012 England and NI until 2011 when extended to Wales Linked to development of local teaching fellowship schemes
Selection process Up to 3 nominees per institution ◦ Local selection processes ◦ Senior approval Specialist assessors Central panel
LIS winners2004 Martin Jenkins Chris Powis2005 Moira Bent Jo Webb2006 Gill Needham2008 Barbara Allan Sue McKnight2011 Andrew Walsh
LIS winners2004 Martin Jenkins* Chris Powis*2005 Moira Bent* Jo Webb*2006 Gill Needham2008 Barbara Allan* Sue McKnight*2011 Andrew Walsh* *Chartered Members of CILIP
NTFS criterion 1: Individual excellenceEvidence of enhancing and transforming the student learningexperience commensurate with the individual’s context and the opportunities afforded by it.
NTFS Criterion 2: Raising the profileof excellence Evidence of supporting colleagues and influencing support for student learning; demonstrating impact and engagement beyond the nominee’s immediate academic or professional role.
NTFS Criterion 3: Developing excellenceEvidence of thenominee’s commitmentto his/her ongoingprofessionaldevelopment withregard to teaching andlearning and/or learningsupport. / c. http://www.whenwegetthere.com
What are barriers and opportunities tobecoming an NTF? Opportunities Barriers
What is impact of NTF on us? MoiraTime off for research, writing and reflectionMakes me think & engage with pedagogy moreNTF Project report, led to new 7Ps definitionRaised profile within professionFlexibility to travel, networkInvolvement in wider university initiativesInvolvement in external initiatives (HEA, RIN, SCONUL, NENTFS etc)One salary increment!Own budget for toys (iPad,eReaders..)
What is impact of NTF on us? JoStarted a PhD but…Departmental restructuring and major role shiftStudy tours and conferencesDevelopment of different peer and colleague networksSponsored and supported eventsNTFs in department and universityIdentity and recognition
How does the NTFS enhance thestudent experience?
What is the impact on librarians andthe profession?