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Deputy Vice-Chancellor appointed to Teaching Excellence Framework panel

Prof. Patrick Bailey appointed to Teaching Excellence Framework panel - an exciting new development to evaluate the quality of higher education
16 September 2016

Prof. Patrick Bailey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, has been appointed to the Teaching Excellence Framework panel.

In order to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning, the Government has tasked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The first phase (TEF1) will be implemented in 2016-17, with further phases rolling out in 2018 (TEF2) and 2019 (TEF3).

In response to this, HEFCE has put together a TEF panel of 23 members, comprising academics, students, employers and experts in widening participation.

The panel will work together to develop a transparent, robust and inclusive process for teaching assessment outcomes in TEF2, in which Higher Education institutions will be graded for their teaching excellence.

Each panel member has been appointed for their standing within Higher Education and their commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

Prof. Bailey is a National Teaching Fellow who has had extensive involvement in educational developments at university and national level. He has been selected as an academic panel member to ensure that the Prime Minister’s long term plans for education reform are fulfilled.

Prof. Bailey said:

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me and I’m delighted to have been chosen. I’m passionate about supporting excellence in education and I hope that I can make a valuable contribution to ensuring that the complex issues that affect the delivery and evaluation of Higher Education are reflected in the TEF2 processes.”

The Department of Education has now published a technical consultation on how the panel should operate, and will work closely with providers and students during the period of the technical consultation to establish a robust and inclusive process.