Overview

30 Jun, 20228:45 am-3:30 pm
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The TEF Reset Conference 2022 will examine the road to implementation and delivery following the Office for Student’s consultation into the delivery of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF Reset Conference 2022 will examine the road to implementation and delivery following the Office for Student’s consultation into the delivery of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Conference will allow attendees to consider key action points and areas for preparation, with the new TEF submission window opening in Autumn 2022 and with the final outcomes being published in May 2023.

This Conference will allow institutions to explore how they will prepare their submissions and evidence base, demonstrate excellence and meet the Office for Student’s expectations on quality and standards. Through expert-led analysis and interactive working groups, attendees will evaluate the role of data indicators, how the Framework will inform enhancement, the assessment process and how institutions can meet baseline expectations on continuation, completion and progression in the long term.

Agenda

8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Professor Sharon Huttly
Professor Sharon Huttly
Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Academic Development and Performance
Nottingham Trent University
Confirmed
9:40 am
The Office for Students Update: Looking Towards TEF Implementation and Assessment
  • Looking towards the new TEF cycle and delivery of the rating scheme
  • Outlining the evidence base that will drive the assessment, including the development of indicators and provider and student submissions
  • How the TEF panel will operate and deliver judgements about the student experience and student outcomes
  • Next steps in recruiting the TEF panel and the timeline for delivery
Anya Green
Anya Green
TEF Manager
Office for Students (OfS)
Confirmed
10:10 am
An Approach to Evidence: Preparing to Demonstrate Excellence on Experience and Outcomes
  • Going beyond the TEF indicators to develop an evidence base for educational gain
  • Assessing how to demonstrate excellence in provision above minimum requirements
  • Tailoring provider’s evidence to reflect the distinct character of an institution and the student groups it supports
  • Designing an impact-led approach to evidencing student experience and outcomes
  • Examining the OfS consultation on the TEF and what this means for the formation and development of provider submissions
Professor Judith Williams
Professor Judith Williams
Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning
The University of Manchester
Confirmed
10:30 am
Networking Break and Refreshments
10:50 am
Panel Discussion: Measuring Quality through TEF: What Does the New Framework Mean for Providers?
  • What will the link between TEF and regulation on quality and standards within the OfS Conditions of Registration mean for provision?
  • How can providers ensure they meet baseline requirements and ensure delivery on continuation, completion and progression indicators?
  • How will the inclusion of ‘requires improvement’ and ‘breach of minimum requirements’ categories impact providers across the sector
  • How will the new Framework shape the future of quality within the sector and tackle the challenge of ‘low value’ courses and provision?
Professor Matt O’Leary
Professor Matt O’Leary
Professor of Education
Birmingham City University
Confirmed
Professor Janice Kay CBE
Professor Janice Kay CBE
Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
Chair, Main TEF assessment Panel for Subject-Level Pilots and Vice-Chair of the Main TEF Assessment Panel
Confirmed
Professor Ian Turner
Professor Ian Turner
Professor in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Derby
Confirmed
Dr Ellen Buck
Dr Ellen Buck
Director of Learning and Teaching
University of Suffolk
Confirmed
Professor Sharon Huttly
Professor Sharon Huttly
Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Academic Development and Performance
Nottingham Trent University
Confirmed
11:35 am
Guild HE: What does the new TEF Mean for Small and Specialist Providers?
  • Whether the new TEF will enable smaller and specialist institutions to demonstrate their excellence
  • The impact of smaller – and therefore more volatile – datasets
  • How students can be engaged where there are less formal students’ union structures
Alex Bols
Alex Bols
Deputy Chief Executive
Guild HE
Confirmed
11:55 am
An Incentive for Excellence: How can TEF Live up to its New Purpose?
  • Making the most of TEF as a catalyst for quality improvement in light of a renewed purpose to ‘incentivise excellence in teaching, learning and student outcomes’
  • Engaging staff and student communities through the insight provided by TEF
  • The relationship between TEF and internal quality frameworks
  • How student submissions will rightly challenge us to raise the bar
Dan Derricott
Dan Derricott
Director of Education Policy & Quality
University of Warwick
Confirmed
12:15 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm
TEF Action Plan Groups: Planning and Implementation

These action-focussed workshops will allow you to examine what the TEF delivery period will look like for your institution and how you can learn from peers across the sector in core areas of preparation and implementation.

Action Group 1: Managing the Provider Submission Process and Developing an Evidence Base
Melissa Turner
Melissa Turner
Head of Strategic Projects and Change
Newcastle University
Confirmed
Action Group 2: The Long View on Indicators: A Strategy on Continuation, Completion and Progression Measures
Dr Stephen Bulman
Dr Stephen Bulman
Head of Academic Standards & Quality
Lancaster University
Confirmed
Alicja Konstantinidis-Pereira
Alicja Konstantinidis-Pereira
Head of Planning and Analytics
Lancaster University
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
2:50 pm
What does the New TEF mean for the Widening Participation Agenda?
  • What will new baseline requirements mean for access for disadvantaged students?
  • Is there a conflict between ‘levelling up’ across the system and driving enhanced quality?
  • How can contextual evidence within submissions be used to explain performance within key indicators?
Professor Anna Mountford-Zimdars
Professor Anna Mountford-Zimdars
Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Social Mobility
University of Exeter
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Chair's Closing Address and Conference Close

*Programme subject to change

Audience

This Conference is designed for the higher education sector. Those in attendance will include:

  • Directors of Teaching and Learning
  • Deans of Teaching and Learning
  • Associate Deans
  • Academic Directors
  • Academic Registrars
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors
  • Data Leads and Analysts
  • Heads of Department

Pricing

For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]

Venue

Etc. Venues Chancery Lane

50-52 Chancery Lane, London , WC2A 1HL