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Keep calm and speculate wildly

Does anyone really know what’s going on? Martin McQuillan thinks not, warns against believing in false prophets and wonders if there are bigger things in the world for universities to worry about than the outcomes of Green Paper.

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.

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?

Spending Review: In the Bleak Midwinter?

Reviewing the Spending Review, Andy Westwood looks through George Osborne’s greatest hits and biggest gifts, and also some of his biggest challenges to higher education.

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.

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?

Remember, Remember the TEF of November

Martin McQuillan turns to the TEF – the most developed plan of the government’s new plan for higher education – and previews the new way of life for universities which he argues, the sector has brought upon itself.

Can the TEF survive the arguments made against it?

With the debate about the TEF now truly up and running following the publication of the government’s Green Paper, Emran Mian sets out the some of the stronger and weaker cases against the new framework.

Green Paper calls in the architects

With the Green Paper merging HE bodies and putting others at risk, Gordon McKenzie asks some important unanswered questions about how the architecture of the new system will come together, protecting the best elements of the today’s system.