University Alliance responds to BIS Committee’s report on the Teaching Excellence Framework

Commenting on the BIS Committee’s report on The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing Quality in Higher Education, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:

“The BIS Committee is right to focus on the need for the TEF to deliver genuine improvements and preserve the strong reputation of UK higher education. To succeed it must build on – not undermine – the best practice, innovative teaching and research-informed learning which we see across the sector.

“Today’s report also reflects University Alliance’s call for the TEF to be delivered in stages to guard against unintended consequences. We hope ministers will pay heed to this message.

“As the Committee emphasises, the whole sector has a duty to engage constructively, helping shape and improve the design of the TEF. In the coming months University Alliance and our members will be taking an active role in this process.”

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University Alliance’s response to the government’s Green Paper, Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, is online here:

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