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Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Celebrating outstanding collaborative impact The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.
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The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognises and celebrates collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning.  Each award will recognise a team which has enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional or discipline level.

In order to participate in CATE, institutions must be Advance HE UK Full or Affiliate members.

Institutional nominations are made via the Advance HE VLE. If you are a UK Advance HE member institution (Full or Affiliate member) and have not received details of the nomination process, please contact the Awards team for further information (cate@advance-he.ac.uk).

2022 CATE Winners

Meet the 2022 CATE winners.

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Insight into the Award Criteria video series

We have created a set of videos to guide you through the award criteria for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

Introduction to CATE

Dr Holly Earl provides an overview of the application process for the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence to help potential nominees develop their claims

CATE Criterion One

Overview of CATE Criterion One: tips and advice for potential nominees on how to evidence excellence in their collaborative approach when completing their claim.

CATE Criterion Two

Overview of CATE Criterion Two: tips and advice for nominees on how to effectively provide evidence of the impact of the team’s collaborative approach on teaching and learning when completing their claim.

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The CATE Collection: Together in Collaborative Educational Leadership

With rich contributions from past CATE winners, this 2021 publication examines the what, why, how and who of the CATE in order to inspire aspiring CATE Teams planning their nominations as well as everyone interested in collaborative ways of working in higher education.

Find out more
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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.
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Past winners

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.

If you would like to gain some inspiration and find out more about past winners review the full directory below.

View the directory of winners
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CATE Nominations resources 2023

CATE Nominations resources provide detailed guidelines for the nomination process and for the preparation and submission of nomination documents for the 2023 CATE award round.

Resources - English versions

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Guidance for institutions and teams- English Version

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CATE Reviewer Guidance

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Resources - Welsh versions

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Guidance for institutions and teams- Welsh version

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For further resources, please contact the Teaching Excellence Awards Lead (TEAL) at your Institute or contact (cate@advance-he.ac.uk).

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CATE Roadshow

Facilitated by CATE-Net Lead, Professor Mark O’Hara and the Advance HE Awards Team, the first two webinars will be identical and offer an overview of the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying in 2023. The sessions will include a brief introduction to CATE and an overview of the professional and institutional benefits. The CATE application process will be outlined and there will be practical guidance and suggestions from previous CATE winners, plus time for questions and answers. The third roadshow will look forward to nominations in 2023 and beyond.

Each webinar is free and open to Advance HE UK Members.

Webinar one: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023

This webinar will offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying.

Wed 16 Nov 2022 14:00-15:30 GMT: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023
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Webinar two: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023

This is a repeat of Webinar One and will offer an overview of the CATE and guidance on the application process for those interested in applying.

Thu 8 Dec 2022 13:00-14:30 GMT: Applying for CATE in 2022-2023
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Webinar three: To 2024 and beyond

This webinar is for prospective CATE nominations beyond 2023.

Thu 12 Jan 2023 13:00-14:30 GMT: To 2024 and beyond
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