The 2014 National Teaching Fellows Survey Results

“Love this community”

Results of the 2014 National Teaching Fellow survey
Viv Rolfe, 12th February 2015 –> DOWNLOAD PDF HERE NTF Survey Report Feb15

Words used to describe NTFs?

Which three words would you use to describe NTFs?

In October 2014 we issued a survey to all UK National Teaching Fellows to provide feedback on their views of being an NTF, to identify themes they would like to pursue together, and to highlight other aspects of NTF work that the Association could assist with.

One of the questions (illustrated above) asked which three words would people use to describe NTFs? There are no doubts from the responses that NTFs are a diverse and dynamic group of people. What is lovely is that the community comprises folk in all stages of their academic careers, and includes actively participating people who have retired or moved beyond the education sector. As we move forward as an Association we need to celebrate this diversity, and also find good ways of drawing communities of practice together.

The results of the survey are compiled on behalf of the Association of National Teaching Fellows Committee. The full report can be downloaded via this link NTF Survey Report Feb15. (Right mouse click to download).

Briefly:

  • Final number of responses = 183 out of a Jisc-mail list of 523.
  • An interim report presented to the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) in October reviewed the first 120 responses, and at a subsequent meeting, the full survey was discussed in more detail.
  • The report contains the results of the survey and some of the action points agreed by the Committee. These will be announced in full at the 10th National Teaching Fellows symposium, March 2015.

Resplendent in their Robes!

Along with the exciting news that Ede & Ravenscroft have kindly offered to sponsor the Association of National Teaching Fellows 10th Annual Symposium, we have received a number of photographs of fellows looking rather wonderful in their robes on graduation days and other ceremonial occasions.

First up! Dr Marina Orsini-Jones.
Here is Marina in her Ede and Ravenscroft’s Coventry University PhD gown. Marina is currently Principal Lecturer and Coordinator of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Network in the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society at Coventry University. She received her National Teaching Fellowship award in 2013.

Dr Marina Orsini-Jones (Robes: PhD, Coventry University)

Dr Marina Orsini-Jones (Robes: PhD, Coventry University)

 

Next up! Dr Jo Brown.

Jo is a Reader in Medical Education at St George’s, University of London. Jo is photographed here with colleagues also in their Ede & Ravenscroft gowns, alongside a picture of Jo in action teaching third year medical students. Jo received her National Teaching Fellowship award in 2012. Jo’s robes represent her EdD (Doctorate in Education) awarded at the Institute of Education, University College London. 

Dr Jo Brown (Robes: EdD, University College London)

Dr Jo Brown (left) and colleagues (St Georges, University of London) (Jo’s Robes: EdD, University College London)

Dr Jo Brown and a class of medical students (St George's)

Dr Jo Brown and a class of medical students (St George’s)


And finally! Dr David Evans, University of Greenwich.

David was awarded his National Teaching Fellowship in 2014 and here he is photographed with Baroness Joyce Gould (both in the gold robes of Greenwich) when she received her honorary doctorate for her work in sexual health, and that was part of David’s “claim for excellence” for the NTF.  Also photographed is Prof. Elizabeth Meerabeau (then the Dean of Health, red robes) and the Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University.

David is a Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health

 at the University of Greenwich.

VC Baroness Prof and Me

Dr David Evans (left), Prof Elizabeth Meerabeau (then the Dean of Health), Baroness Joyce Gould and Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University

 

Finally, here is David demonstrating the robustness of Ede & Ravenscroft hats, which it must be said, probably take quite a bashing at graduation time.

Frizbee bonnet

David Evans (demonstrating the robustness of Ede & Ravenscroft hats).