What is the Teaching Excellence Framework in the United Kingdom, and will it work?


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Author: Ashwin, Paul


In England, the government has begun the introduction of a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in higher education. Since tuition fees for UK and European Union (EU) students were increased to a maximum of £9000 from the autumn of 2012, most English higher education providers have ended up charging this maximum. There is a sense in government that these flat fees mask differences in the quality of degree programs that students are being offered. One of the central ideas behind the TEF is that in order for institutions to raise fees in line with inflation, they will need to show that...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Quality; Skills and knowledge; Higher education; Outcomes; Finance

Keywords: Quality assurance; Competency standard; Academic staff; Teachers; Financial aspects; Fees; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts: Center for International Higher Education, 2017

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Journal number: 88

Journal date: Winter 2017

Pages: pp. 10-11

ISSN: 2372-4501 (online)

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 127.387

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