This news post is based on an press release from HEFCE, which can be read online here.
The first panel members for the Year Two Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel have been announced by HEFCE, who are responsible for implementing this phase of the framework. The panel members include academics, students, employers and widening participation experts.
This newly developed HE ratings framework aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching, with higher education institutions being allocated a rating of “outstanding”, “excellent” or “meets expectations” based on a number of metrics and other evidence. The TEF panel will comprise individuals from a range of different organisations and they will be responsible for deciding the assessment outcomes, based on recommendations and advice from a wider pool of academic and student assessors.
Professor Chris Husbands, Chair of the TEF, said:
‘I look forward to working with this panel, which is drawn so broadly from across the sector, to build on the excellent reputation of UK higher education at this important point in its evolution. The panel will bring to bear a range of perspectives and expertise to contribute to the robust and successful implementation of the TEF.’
Commenting on the appointments, Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, HEFCE said:
‘We are delighted with the calibre of panel members, who we have appointed for their standing with higher education providers and students, and their significant commitment to excellence in learning and teaching.’
Further appointments will be made to the panel to strengthen representation from employers, and also from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, should they take part. The Department for Education will announce the final specification against which providers are to be assessed later this month, following its technical consultation.
- On 15th September 2016