Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme

Applications for the 2020 Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme are now open.

The University of Liverpool is dedicated to recognising academic and professional service colleagues who support excellence in learning and teaching. Since 2016, this recognition has included the award of Learning and Teaching Fellowships, granted to individual staff who can evidence an outstanding contribution to the innovation and development of educational practice.

The Fellowship scheme is hosted by The Academy. Those recognised and celebrated by the award of Fellow continue to play a key role in the on-going development, sharing and adoption of innovative practice, supporting the University’s strategic ambition for educational excellence.

Learning and Teaching Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to colleagues who are able to demonstrate how their practice has met one of the following key elements:

  • A significant innovation in teaching or supporting learning that has significantly enhanced student learning within their discipline and/or beyond
  • Created a step change in the way student learning is supported, promoted or assessed at a discipline, School, Faculty or University level
  • Directly encouraged the adoption of innovative practice by colleagues within the University or beyond, in support of enhanced student learning
  • Has had a measurable impact on student attainment and teaching excellence, in line with the objectives of Education Strategy 2021 and Strategy 2026.

This year, applications are particularly welcome from colleagues who are able to demonstrate how their practice has met one of the key elements in response to the challenges faced due to Covid-19, however this is not a requirement.

Applying for a Fellowship

Full information and guidance on the Learning and Teaching Fellowship scheme is now available: Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme Guidance 2020.

Applications are open to individual members of staff only, from all staff groups. Only applications focused on innovation and the development of practice should be submitted. Evidence of sustained excellence in the delivery of learning and teaching falls outside the remit of the Fellowship scheme and should be directed towards the L&T Awards Scheme, Guild Awards or Celebrating Success Staff Awards.

Applications should be submitted by email to theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk using the form attached in Appendix A by the 21 September 2020.

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If you would like to discuss your application with a member of The Academy Team please contact a.e.owen@liverpool.ac.uk.

Any general questions or queries can be directed to theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk with the subject title ‘L&T Fellowship Query’.