Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

Group of five people at a gathering from Lord Ashcroft International Business School

We help support and develop proposals for the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

In 2016 the Higher Education Academy established a new team-based award scheme, the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE), funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland.

The Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognise that positive student experience depends on the innovation and creativity of the whole team. CATE was piloted in 2016 and the Student Engagement Team from our Lord Ashcroft International Business School made it onto the short list. They received their certificate from the Higher Education Academy on 22 June 2017.

Student Engagement Team from Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS) receiving their certificate for being a Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence finalist

Awards criteria

The criteria for the awards are as follows:

  • Criterion 1: Excellence in the team's collaborative approach – Evidence of excellence in the team’s approach to working collaboratively; commensurate with their context and the opportunities afforded by it.
  • Criterion 2: Excellence in the impact of collaborative working – Evidence of the team having a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning beyond their immediate academic or professional area. 

Key dates 2019/20

Friday 25 October 2019 – Distribution of Call for Expressions of Interest
Friday 15 November 2019 – Candidate submission to this Expression of Interest call
Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Prospective candidates notified of the selection decision
Monday 25 November 2019 – Initial meeting with institutional mentor for teaching excellence for selected team
Monday 2 March 2020 - Final Internal Submission for signing by the Vice Chancellor
Wednesday 25 March 2020 - University submission to AdvanceHE