• HEPI number 99

HEPI report 99 – Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions – provides the first detailed analysis of the information submitted by universities for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

In the report, Diana Beech, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy, asks which features of the provider submissions – themes, types of evidence and presentation strategies – may have influenced the TEF panel to change some institutions’ final awards.

As a lessons learned exercise, the report offers informal, yet practical recommendations to participating institutions, as well as to Government and the bodies administering the TEF, about what can be done to improve the qualitative element of the exercise for the future.