A newly-released literature review, commissioned by the HEA, has found that there is little agreement on how to define teaching quality and little evidence of the rigorous evaluation of the methods used to deliver it.
Over the past year the Higher Education Academy has been working in consultation with institutions from across the sector, through the PVC Network, to provide a coordinated channel of communication to ensure institutions could feed into the development of the TEF.
Through a series of meetings the HEA and the Network have orchestrated responses to the Government Green Paper and to the Technical Consultation on the TEF.
Over 150 delegates from HEIs from across the UK are at the HEA Surveys conference in Birmingham today.
Ben Marks, Managing, Director of YouthSight, delivered the keynote address and emphasised that student feedback is key to HEI improvement – “institutions need to know themselves to know how to improve.”
HEA Chief Executive Stephanie Marshall told a record number of Times Higher (THE) webinar listeners that the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) metrics outlined in the government White Paper would evolve in future years and that they “should start preparing now for the discipline level TEF (TEF 3) which will take place in three years’ time.”