The achievements of 55 new National Teaching Fellows were recognised at an awards dinner at Church House in London last night. Alongside them, 15 teams from higher education institutions were recognised as finalists in the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), with six of those being declared overall winners.
To have one National Teaching Fellow in the family is an achievement. To have two is little short of remarkable. Throw in the fact that those two awards belong to a father and his daughter, and you have a little bit of academic history.
In 2000, Professor Mick Healey was among the first people to become a National Teaching Fellow under the Higher Education Academy’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Awards, the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.
Fifty-five new National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) are announced by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) today, alongside the fifteen team finalists for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).
HEA Chief Executive, Professor Stephanie Marshall, said, “A National Teaching Fellowship is the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education. These awards represent a fantastic achievement by all 55 new NTFs. I am sure the whole sector joins me in applauding them in their success.