Government consults on higher education teaching standards

Published: 27 June 2016 Ezine

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has launched a consultation into the implementation of a new framework for higher education teaching standards.

Higher education providers, students and managers in England are invited to share their feedback on the proposals.

The consultation is seeking views on the detailed proposals for the operation of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in year 2.

The TEF is intended to provide clear information to students about where the best provision can be found and encourage providers to improve teaching quality to reduce variability.

Feedback on the following issues is welcome:

  • 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

The consultation should be read along with the government’s white paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, which sets out the broad delivery framework for the TEF across years 1 to 4 and covers the operation of the TEF in year 1. 

Read the consultation document

To respond to the consultation, either click here to complete online, or download a response form and return via email to [email protected]

The deadline for responses is 12 July.