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  • Why Augar’s confusion provides a clear sense of where the TEF should go in the future

    1 July 2019 by Paul Ashwin, Professor of Higher Education at Lancaster University

    As we await the outcomes of Dame Shirley Pearce’s review of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), it is worth reflecting on what Sir Philip Augar’s Post 18 Review of Education and Funding tells us about the possible future of the TEF. In doing so, it is first worth considering four…

  • Response to the release of TEF 3 results

    6 June 2018 by Diana Beech

    Dr Diana Beech, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), responds to this morning’s release of the TEF 3 results: ‘Today’s TEF results appear good news all round. Of those providers which reapplied for an award under TEF 3, many managed to upgrade their previous…

  • New HEPI report cracks the code for TEF success – press release

    19 October 2017 by Diana Beech

    A new HEPI report Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions by Diana Beech, HEPI Director of Policy & Advocacy, provides the first detailed analysis of the information submitted by universities for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF ranks universities on teaching quality using data and 15-page ‘provider…

  • Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions

    19 October 2017 by Diana Beech

    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,…

  • The TEF: an idiot’s guide to the arguments for and against

    6 March 2017

    HEPI has probably published more critiques of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) than any other organisation. Four of these are shown in the slide below, and there have been other pieces – such as blogs – alongside. While it is easy to criticise elements of the TEF (not least the metrics),…

  • HEPI publishes the OECD’s thoughts on teaching excellence, the TEF and learning gain

    28 January 2016

    On Thursday, 28th January 2016, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) will publish a revised version of the most recent HEPI annual lecture, Value-Added: How do you measure whether universities are delivering for their students? It was originally delivered by Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the OECD, in December…

  • The role of a think tank on the TEF

    27 January 2016

    The biggest joy I experienced on becoming the Director of an independent think tank two years ago, after a decade working for a political party, was the freedom to follow the evidence. People condemn politicians for not listening ‘to the experts’, but the job of our elected representatives is to…

  • REF, TEF and tumble: will the TEF lead to a new division between lecturers and researchers?

    7 September 2015 by Tom McKenzie

    This guest blog is written by Tom McKenzie, Lecturer in Economics at the University of Dundee and Fellow of the London Centre for Social Studies. It is, in part, a response to HEPI’s recent publication comparing the UK and German higher education systems. University academics multitask. Broadly, our time is split between research, teaching and administrative…