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Consultation: Teaching Excellence Framework in Year Two

A technical consultation seeks views on TEF Year Two proposals

Published: 15/06/2016

A technical consultation published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in May is seeking views on its detailed proposals for the operation of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in Year Two.

The Engineering Council encourages universities to respond to this consultation before it closes on 12 July 2016, at 11.45pm. The organisation has examined the document looking for any implications on degree accreditation. It welcomes the suggestion that degree accreditation might be used as evidence towards meeting some of the assessment criteria. In turn, information from TEF could be considered in the process of reviewing degrees for accreditation.

BIS is looking for feedback on the proposals for 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; and how TEF outcomes will be communicated. The consultation should be read in conjunction with the government’s White Paper, which sets out the broad delivery framework for the TEF across Year One to Four and covers the operation of the TEF in Year One. More information is available here:

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), is currently recruiting for panel members and assessors for the Year Two Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise. The deadline for applications is midday on 12 July 2016. For more details on the roles and to apply, please visit