Institutions will subscribe to the new Office for Students, but at what level, and how will these levels be determined? And what are the other potential costs in the new system? Catherine Boyd takes a look
In his contribution to the University Alliance collection “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching,” Sir Michael Barber revisits a favourite regulatory metaphor around landscape gardening.
The sector is diverse, but it could offer more choices of delivery methods to support the needs of a wider range of learners. Paul Feldman of Jisc, a member of the Higher Education Commission, introduces their recent report.
The Higher Education Commission has launched a new report on the challenges facing the OfS in fostering a diverse higher education sector. Wonkhe’s Arthi Nachiappan and Catherine Boyd digest the key findings.
Many of the criticism’s recently levelled at universities could be fixed with improved governance, but will the new regulator be sufficiently ambitious to ensure reform? Jim Dickinson suggests some ways forward.
Whilst it is unlikely to outlive external examining, will TEF last as long as Audit and HE Review? Or will it have as short a half-life as TQA and Subject Review? Paul Greatrix takes us through a history of quality assurance and assessment in universities.
The new Welsh Government on White Paper on reforming regulation and encouraging more dynamic partnerships in the post-compulsory education sector is to be welcomed, says Universities Wales chair Colin Riordan.