Following the passing of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which allows for educational data to be linked to tax records, Charlie Ball asks if this will ultimately see the demise of the controversial Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey?
Responding to Johnny Rich’s piece before Christmas which argued that the coming TEF should measure employability rather than employment outcomes, Doug Cole of the Higher Education Academy argues the risks of this approach becoming the prevailing narrative as policy is formulated.
Marking the report of his HEPI pamphlet ‘Employability: Degrees of Value’, Johnny Rich argues that the government is wrong to focus on measures of employment in the TEF and instead should be looking for student employability in the great scramble to measure teaching excellence.
Plans to include graduate outcomes as a measure of teaching in the TEF seems to have provoked considerable opposition from within the sector, but will it be enough to persuade Jo Johnson to change course?
Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor at Nottingham Trent University, examines the current DLHE methodology and explores new ways of measuring graduate success in the light of the demands of the coming Teaching Excellence Framework.