Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework

Morning, Monday, 16th March 2020

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference comes as the Office for Students (OfS) prepares to consult on the development of a new framework for the TEF in 2020 following the publication of Dame Shirley Pearce's independent review, which is expected shortly.


The seminar will be an opportunity to consider the review's key findings shortly after publication including the likely revisions to the metrics and methodology of the TEF coming after  the OfS decision not to conduct a TEF year 5 exercise in 2020.


The seminar will include keynote addresses from:

  • Graeme Rosenberg, TEF Manager, Office for Students on the OfS's reaction to the review findings and the next steps; and
  • Professor Janice Kay, Deputy Chair, TEF Panel and Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter on the key findings from the second-year subject pilots which are expected to be published alongside the review ahead of the publication of the first subject level TEF in 2021.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Rebecca Browett, King’s College London; Dr Mónica Franco-Santos, Cranfield University; David Hillier, South Thames College Group and Professor Susan Orr, University of the Arts London.


The agenda

  • Updates to the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework - an overview of the proposed changes;
  • Development of the Framework so far - responding to the recommendations of the Independent Review;
  • The second-year subject pilots - what has been learnt;
  • The experience of a pilot participant - engaging departmental staff, integrating the TEF into internal quality assurance reviews, and managing resources; and
  • Preparing for the roll-out of subject level TEF - data and evidence gathering, benchmarking, and narrative statements.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Janice Kay

Deputy Chair, TEF Panel; Chair, Subject TEF Panel and Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

Keynote Speakers

Professor Janice Kay

Deputy Chair, TEF Panel; Chair, Subject TEF Panel and Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

Graeme Rosenberg

TEF Manager, Office for Students

Speakers

Dr Rebecca Browett

Head of Education Strategy & Policy, King’s College London

David Hillier

Assistant Principal, Higher Education and Business Development, South Thames College Group

Dr Mónica Franco-Santos

Reader in Organisational Governance, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University Academic

Professor Susan Orr

Dean of Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Professor of Creative Practice Pedagogy, University of the Arts London

Steve Taylor

Dean of Higher Education, Warwickshire College Group