Key Points
  • Reviewing the architecture of TEF and Clarifying Metrics
  • Assessing whether the process behind TEF ratings are 'fit for use'
  • Achieving Excellence as a Gold Award University
  • Reviewing the Implications of Subject-Level Assessment
  • Understanding How Data is Calculated and Influenced
  • Ensuring Student Satisfaction to Drive TEF rating


Overview
Chaired by:
Baroness Garden of Frognal
Graeme Rosenberg, Head of TEF, Office for Students

Our confirmed expert speakers include:

  • Gerard McAlea, Head of TEF Policy, Department for Education
  • Dr Ruth Ayres, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching, Learning & Academic Governance, University of Derby
  • Rachel Hewitt, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute
  • Professor Shan Wareing, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice Chancellor, London South Bank University
  • Sal Jarvis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, University of Hertfordshire
  • Professor Alan Murray, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University
  • Professor Mark O’Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich
  • Prof Jackie Labbe, Pro Vice Chancellor, De Montfort University
  • Dr Amanda French, Head of Department for Professional Development, Research and Enterprise, Birmingham City School of Education and Social Work

    Attend Westminster Insight’s Reviewing Teaching Excellence Framework Forum to understand clarifying metrics, data, and best practices to ensure positive TEF ratings.

    Less than 2 months ago, the Government confirmed that plans to extend TEF to subject-level have moved a step closer, meaning individual subjects will also be rated with a gold, silver or bronze rating.

    Universities UK estimated that entering Year 2 of the TEF cost the 134 universities who participated £4 million. The burden is likely to increase, regardless of whichever model of subject-level assessment is selected.

    Our forum will explore the architecture of TEF, confirm what LEO data does and doesn’t disclose and review whether assessing at subject-level will put certain degrees at risk.

    You will hear from Goldpreparation techniques and best initiatives that have really made a difference. You will also learn how to maximise student engagement, success and satisfaction.


  • Agenda
    Start

    08:35 - 09:05
    Registration and Coffee

     

    09:05 - 09:10
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Baroness Garden of Frognal Officer, All Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment

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    09:10 - 09:30
    Keynote: Reviewing the architecture of TEF and Clarifying Metrics

     
    • Assessing the direction of TEF policy 
    • Evaluating Dame Shirley Pearce’s Independent review of TEF 
    • How TEF supports the development of teaching and learning practice 
    • Discussing whether the possible introduction of a teaching intensity measure would accurately reflect the quality of teaching itself 

      09:30 -09:40 Questions and Discussion


    Speakers

    Gerard McAlea Head of TEF Policy, HE Reform Group, Department for Education

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    09:40 - 10:15
    Case Study: Achieving Excellence as a Gold Award University

     

    • Sharing initiatives that have made a difference
    • Clarifying what has made a good submission 
    • Reviewing the lessons learned
    • Why have less than 30 higher education institutions applied or reapplied for the 2018 ranking?

      10:15 -10:25 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Sal Jarvis Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, University of Hertfordshire

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    10:25 - 10:45
    Session 2 Reviewing the Implications of Subject-Level Assessment

     
    • Will assessing based on LEO dataset put certain degrees at risk?
    • Discussing the impact of judging based on graduate salaries
    • Maintaining high quality candidates under financial stress

      10:45 - 10:55 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Professor Shan Wareing Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education & Student Experience, London South Bank University

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    Professor Mark O’Thomas Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich

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    10:55 - 11:20
    Coffee and Networking Break

     

    11:25 - 11:35
    Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Graeme Rosenberg Head of TEF, Office for Students

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    11:35 - 12:10
    Understanding How Data is Calculated and Influenced

     

    • Ensuring you have strong data feedback loops to improve course design 
    • Confirming what LEO does and doesn't disclose
    • Discussing the extension of NSS data for the Pilot Year 2
    • Narrowing the ethnicity attainment gap 
    • Are there any opportunities for Universities to influence this? Can they help shape it?

      12:10 – 12:20 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Rachel Hewitt Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute

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    Graeme Rosenberg Head of TEF, Office for Students

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    Professor Jackie Labbe Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

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    12:20 - 12:55
    Ensuring Student Satisfaction to Drive TEF Rating

     
    • Discussing what the benefits have been to date and overcoming challenges
    • Implementing policies to ensure students receive good communication, equality and personalised experiences         
      Capturing Teaching Excellence and understanding what it means in order to benefit your students
    • Capturing Teaching Excellence and understanding what it means in order to benefit your students   
      Preparing lecturers for TEF by sharing briefing summaries and toolkits
    • Understanding the impact on Students and the role that TEF plays in their decision-making process

      12:55 - 13:05 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Dr Ruth Ayres Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching, Learning & Academic Governance, University of Derby

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    Dr Amanda French Head of Department for Professional Development, Research and Enterprise, Birmingham City School of Education and Social Work

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    Professor Alan Murray Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

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    13:05 - 13:15
    Chairs Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Dr Ruth Ayres Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching, Learning & Academic Governance, University of Derby

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    Dr Amanda French Head of Department for Professional Development, Research and Enterprise, Birmingham City School of Education and Social Work

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    Baroness Garden of Frognal Officer, All Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment

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    Rachel Hewitt Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute

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    Sal Jarvis Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, University of Hertfordshire

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    Professor Jackie Labbe Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

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    Gerard McAlea Head of TEF Policy, HE Reform Group, Department for Education

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    Professor Alan Murray Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Falmouth University

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    Professor Mark O’Thomas Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich

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    Graeme Rosenberg Head of TEF, Office for Students

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    Professor Shan Wareing Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education & Student Experience, London South Bank University

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