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The (Proposed) Teaching Excellence Framework: Whose world-view is this anyway?

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This BERA Higher Education SIG event provides the opportunity to discuss views and perspectives on the proposed TEF and other aspects of the recent Green Paper Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice.

The day will be in two parts – the morning session will feature four presentations from colleagues, each with their particular perspectives and showcasing key research that reflect the themes and possible impact of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) however it may be defined.

The afternoon session will take the form of a critical discussion around issues arising from the Autumn and Spring issues of BERA Research Intelligence, 2015/16 on the TEF (URLS will be circulated in advance).

A report of the presentations and summary of discussions will then be submitted to Research Intelligence with a view to continuing to construct an alternative/amended proposition, for practitioners by practitioners in the field.

  The proposed TEF: whose world view is this anyway?
09.45 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and introduction to the event
10.10 What Learning Analytics Do Not Tell Us About Teaching and Learning
Dana Ruggerio, Bath Spa University
10.40 Teaching Excellence in the Conservatoire: Aesthetic and Critical considerations for the Arts in Higher Education
Jonathan Owen Clark and Louise H. Jackson, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
11.10 Employability and higher education: What research on the effects of the National Student Survey suggests about the ‘Productivity Challenge’
Jo Frankham, Liverpool John Moores University
11.40 “Keeping the Lights On”
Performed by Mari Cruice, Roehampton University & Victoria Perselli, Kingston University
12.20 Lunch
13.05 Discussion on morning presentations and on readings from Research Intelligence Issue 128 accessible in advance here, plus other recent publications on the Green Paper
(please forward to the convenors)
14.15 The impact of the TEF, changes to Degree Awarding Powers and  University Title in a marketised HE landscape
Colin McCaig, Sheffield Hallam University
15.15 Thanks and close of meeting
Victoria Perselli, Amanda French & Colin McCaig
15.30 Close of meeting


BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £50 towards travel, and complimentary registration for the event.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 200 word statement on why you want to attend this event. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA in the current year.