In November the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched its much anticipated Higher Education (HE) Green Paper, setting out its proposals to change the HE landscape in England.
CILIP responded to the consultation, answering questions on proposals to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), improve social mobility, create an Office for Students, create a “fairer deal” for new and existing HE providers and simplify the research funding system.
This was followed in May by a technical consultation seeking views on detailed proposals for the operation of the TEF, including:
- how the TEF will assess teaching excellence
- the criteria that will define teaching excellence
- how judgements about excellence will be made, including the evidence base and use of core metrics
- how TEF outcomes will be communicated