At the start of 2017, two National Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching Excellence were appointed via a competitive process. Working with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as scheme sponsors, the ambassadors would also work with the National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) community, the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF), students and others to:
- Develop and execute strategies for the identification, collation and dissemination of innovative practice.
- Promote the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the work of NTFs across the sector.
- Provide evidence of the reach, value and impact derived from the innovative work of NTFs.
- Identify where good practice has been embedded and led to sustained change of institutional/sector practice and improved learning outcomes.
This publication is the first output from their collective activity. It specifically concerns promoting the NTFS and working across the sector in beginning to evidence reach, value and impact. Both ambassadors are existing NTFs and Principal Fellows of the HEA (PFHEA) and hold strategic roles within their own organisations; hence this research was undertaken proportionately in light of timescale and available resource.