The deadline for the Collaborative Awards in Teaching Excellence (CATE) is 12:00 (GMT) Wednesday 25 March 2020.
The formal deadline for CATE applications remains unchanged; we are happy to accept CATE nominations without the required team photograph at this stage.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about this approach or would like to discuss an application by contacting CATE@advance-he.ac.uk.
In 2018, the scheme opened to members of staff from all providers of higher education across the four nations of the UK. Institutions can nominate one team per annum.
The scheme is organised and run by Advance HE.
Dates for 2020
Launch: Monday 14 October 2019
Close: Wednesday 25 March 2020
This year’s prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the support workshops for NTF/CATE that will be run by the Association of National Teaching Fellows in late 2019 and early 2020. You can find details here.
Guidance to support Institutional Contacts and potential nominees is below:
CATE 2020 - Guidance for institutions and teams
CATE 2020 - Privacy Statement
CATE 2020 - Claim
CATE 2020 - Statement of Support
CATE 2020 - Institutional Contact Checklist
CATE 2020 - Guidance for institutions and teams (Cymraeg)
CATE 2020 - Reviewer Guidance
Benefits of winning a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence
Gaining a CATE has a number of benefits for both individuals and their institutions.
|Benefits to teams||Benefits to institutions|
|Provides teams with national recognition and profile of their collaborative work in learning and teaching within higher education.||Offers an extension to university wide team-based recognition schemes, as a means to raise the status of learning and teaching.|
|The award can help ‘open doors’ to new collaborative or career opportunities.||Showcases the institution’s support of collaborative approaches to developing teaching excellence and the impact on learning and teaching.|
|Join a national community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about collaborative approaches to teaching excellence.||Enables staff to collaborate and network with colleagues across disciplines, themes, institutions, nations and countries.|
Each team has demonstrated evidence that their collaborative work has had a demonstrable impact upon teaching and learning.
This could be impact on colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.
In 2016 and 2017, winning teams received a monetary award to implement their dissemination plan and assess the impact of their work.
If you would like to gain some inspiration and find out more about past winners review the full directory of 2016 and 2017 finalists below.