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TEF and tuition fees – myths and reality

The debate over tuition fees is slowly warming up again, but what’s really going on? David Morris has crunched the numbers about the TEF’s potential to allow universities to raise fees.

The student voice is missing from the TEF

Despite the White Paper’s championing of student rights and interests, Alex Pool asks why the collective student voice is not being given a place in the TEF.

TEF: learning from schools and hospitals

In a report published today by HEPI, Louisa Darian looks at what we can learn from schools and hospitals as the Government continues the design of the TEF.

Beyond conspiracy: Why TEF plus fees may drive efficiency

The debate about the TEF’s impending link to fees has caused widespread debate in the sector, but what if this measure was interpreted differently – as a measure of inflation ? Gordon McKenzie wonders about the funding choices universities will have to take if the Green Paper proposals are implemented.

Level playing fields are better than handicaps

Although the Government has committed to boosting participation in higher education amongst disadvantaged groups, will the policies enacted match the rhetoric?

Why TEF must measure employability not employment

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.

Three muddles that will undermine the TEF

Higher education professor Paul Ashwin sets out three muddles in the design of the TEF as set out in the Green Paper, which will undermine some of the good aspects of what the policy is trying to achieve.

TEF and the importance of university teachers

In all the discussion about the Teaching Excellence Framework, the voice of teachers is getting lost. What can the HE sector learn from schools and their more organic and vibrant community shaping their future?

Redress must be at the heart of future HE regulation

Following the Green Paper’s proposals to create an Office for Students, Jim Dickinson argues that the sector and the government will need to go much further if they intend to properly protect students, and give them a voice.

Are UK universities being cast academically adrift?

On the publication of the Green Paper and the announcement of the TEF, US academic Christopher Newfield offers the UK policy discussion a view from the recent debates in America about learning gain, metrics and quality.

Green Paper: six questions about regulation

HE regulation specialist Andrew Boggs asks six outstanding questions about the Green Paper’s proposals – particularly those linked to regulation and the future shape of the higher education market.

CETLs and the ghosts of teaching excellence past

Taking the long view of government-led teaching excellence initiatives, David Kernohan returns to the Centres for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETLs), and draws lessons for the sector and the government today.

How should academics respond to the TEF?

How should academics respond to the TEF – constructively in a way that has a chance of influencing the measures that are eventually implemented?