The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is upon us, and our PVC Learning, Teaching and Quality, Prof Gwendolen Bradshaw, has led a couple of workshops with Programme Leaders and is busy writing the institutional submission.
TEF is important for all of us, and everyone involved in teaching and/or the support of learning has a role to play in supporting the University’s success. It uses existing metrics including, National Student Survey (NSS), Destination of Leavers (DLHE), and our TEF results will ultimately have an impact on student recruitment, student fees and the University’s reputation across the sector.
Prof Bradshaw is planning more briefings on TEF which will be advertised via staff briefing; however, here are a few resources to help you:
- Higher Education White Paper – Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice May 2016.
- Teaching Excellence Framework Technical Consultation May 2016.
- Wonkhe article The Even More Incredible Machine: Our visual guide to TEF.
- HEA comment on NSS results 2016.
What does it mean for our own teaching practice? In a nutshell, it means we must:
- examine our practice with a critical eye;
- engage in scholarship of learning and teaching to find new ideas for enhancing our practice;
- offer our students the very best learning experience we can and inspire them to achieve potential and future employment.
Update October 2016
The response to the Year two technical consultation was published on 29 September 2016: