Kingston University Teaching Fellowships are university-funded awards tenable for two years. The Fellowships recognise and reward outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, provide funding for pedagogic developments and encourage research and scholarly activity focussed on teaching.
Though named ‘teaching’ fellowships, these awards cover all members of staff engaged in diverse academic, learning support and technical roles that help to enrich student learning experience.
The Academic Development Centre (ADC) runs the Fellowship scheme. A total of forty seven Teaching Fellows have been funded since the award was established in 2004. The awards are for both individual and group projects. Thirty six awards were made for individual projects and four for group projects.
Teaching Fellows receive an honorarium and funding to carry out their project. In addition, the ADC provides the Fellows with one-to-one support and facilitates a Teaching Fellows community of practice through monthly newsletters and work-in-progress meetings, to some of which external speakers are invited. Fellows are also provided e-discussion opportunities through blogs and a wiki-based user-generated resource bank.
A selection of Teaching Fellowship projects will be published in 2009 in hard copy and electronic version for dissemination of the work in the university and beyond.
Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, FHEA
Teaching Fellowships Coordinator