Pro-Vice-Chancellor joins team assessing Higher Education teaching quality UK-wide

Professor Jon Scott, our University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, is among the appointments announced by HEFCE to its Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel which includes academics, students, employers and widening participation experts.

The Government is introducing the framework to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching, and has asked HEFCE to implement Year Two of this exercise.

The TEF panel will comprise individuals from a range of different organisations. It will be responsible for deciding the assessment outcomes, based on recommendations and advice from a wider pool of academic and student assessors. Over 1,200 applications were received for the roles available.

Professor Scott said: “The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) represents a major development in higher education and I am very pleased to have been selected as a member of the TEF Panel. This will afford me the opportunity to make a contribution to the finalising of the guidance documentation and the detailed planning of the assessment process as well as having a role in determining the TEF outcomes.

“I hope to be able to be able to make a positive contribution based on my experience of approaches to quality assurance and to enhancing learning and teaching.”

Further appointments will be made to the panel to strengthen representation from employers, and also from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, should they take part.

The list of appointed assessors will be announced by the end of September. The Department for Education will announce the final specification against which providers are to be assessed later this month, following its technical consultation.