Overview

30 Nov, 20218:45 am-3:30 pm

The TEF Reset Conference 2021: What to Expect from Teaching Excellence Framework in 2022 and Beyond

The TEF Reset Conference 2021 will examine the next steps in the development of a new framework for teaching excellence and student outcomes in line with the Office for Students’ Autumn 2021 Consultation. The Conference will assess what the future of the Framework will look like, how it can embed the recommendations of the Pearce Review and how institutions can prepare for submissions in 2022.

This in person Conference will also feature a range of interactive sessions including live roundtables on the core components of the new Framework, as well as workshops on how the new Office for Students’ Quality and Standards Conditions will align with the TEF.

What to Expect

  • An update from the OfS on its new TEF Consultation
  • Debate an discussion on the direction and proposals for the new Framework
  • An analysis of how the Pearce Review will shape the new Framework
  • 3 roundtables on the core areas for the enhancement in the new Framework

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your TEF Reset delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive on demand sessions.

Other Speakers

Professor Paul Ashwin photo
Professor Paul Ashwin
Professor of Higher Education
Lancaster University
Professor Ruth Whittaker photo
Professor Ruth Whittaker
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)
University of Brighton

Agenda

  • Live Event
  • On Demand
8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Professor Claire Taylor
Professor Claire Taylor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Member, TEF Advisory Group
Confirmed
9:40 am
The TEF Reset: Back in the Room Icebreakers

With live events back, we will be kicking off the TEF Reset Conference with interactive icebreakers.

This session will allow you to get to know colleagues from across the sector and explore your key learning objectives for the day.

Expect lots of interaction and an opportunity to restart your face-to-face networking experience!

9:55 am
An OfS Update: Designing the New Framework for TEF – The 2021 Consultation
  • What to expect from the Autumn 2021 OfS consultation on the development of the new framework
  • Examining proposals for submissions to the new scheme by September 2022 and assessing how outcomes will be determined for 2023
  • Assessing how the core data metrics and indicators that determine TEF outcomes will be reviewed
  • Evaluating how new “Limiting Factors’ will be developed to ensure student outcome metrics and student feedback determine the top ratings
  • Exploring the reconstitution of the rating system and what the new data collection and publication regime will look like
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
TEF Team
Office for Students (OfS)
Confirmed
10:20 am
Opening Dialogue on the Consultation: Your Views and Questions

Following the OfS Update this is your opportunity to engage with the consultation and explore what the future of the Framework looks like.

Come armed with your questions, ideas and thoughts on the future of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.

10:40 am
Networking Break and Refreshments
11:00 am
On Demand: The Pearce Review: What Does it Mean for the New TEF Framework?

In January 2021, the outcomes and recommendations were published from the Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

The government accepted many of the high-level recommendations including the move to a 4 – 5 year Framework cycle and the scrapping of the existing rating system.

Ahead of the new Framework consultation and the development of revised metrics, this on demand session will examine what was learnt from the Pearce Review and examine how the new Framework can act on the recommendations of the evaluation

Dame Shirley Pearce DBE
Dame Shirley Pearce DBE
Independent Reviewer of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)
Confirmed
11:20 am
Panel Discussion: Enhancing the Framework: How can the TEF Enhance Teaching Provision and Meet the Needs of Students?

In this evaluative discussion, teaching and learning leaders from across the sector will examine how the Framework can be optimised and deliver improved processes, metrics and outcomes. The session will explore:

  • How can the new framework both advance provision and provide information to students on teaching quality?
  • Can a more transparent process be developed which promotes simplicity and accuracy?
  • How can a nuanced grading system be developed which prevents blunt cliff edges and represents a more diverse array of metrics?
  • What are the next steps in developing a Framework which delivers value for the sector whilst reducing burden?
  • How can student feedback and NSS data be better reflected within outcomes?
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 Osama Khan
Professor Osama Khan
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education
University of Surrey
Confirmed
Professor Paul Ashwin
Professor Paul Ashwin
Professor of Higher Education
Lancaster University
Confirmed
Professor Ruth Whittaker
Professor Ruth Whittaker
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)
University of Brighton
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm
Roundtable Series: The Road to 2023: The Core Components of a New TEF Framework

In this roundtable series you will be able to examine some of the practical areas for enhancement in the new Framework. These sessions will allow you to assess the challenges faced in your institution amid the last iteration and how the new Framework can better meet the needs of the sector.

In this series you will be able to choose one roundtable to participate in. Each session will be chaired by a specialist.

Roundtable A: Student Voice and Feedback
Dr Susan Mathieson
Dr Susan Mathieson
Director of Learning and Teaching
Northumbria University
Invited
Roundtable B: New Metrics, Data Submissions and Indicators
Dr Michael Wykes
Dr Michael Wykes
Director of Policy, Planning & Business Intelligence
University of Exeter
Invited
Roundtable C: Reducing Burden and Improving Value
Geoff Green
Geoff Green
Registrar and Secretary
University of Leicester
Invited
1:40 pm
Networking Break and Refreshments
2:00 pm
Workshop: Regulatory Alignment: Linking the TEF to New Quality and Standards Expectations

In this “dialogue-led” workshop, the OfS will examine the revision of Conditions of Registrations and assess how this will relate to the delivery of the new TEF Framework.

Come armed with your questions, proposals and ideas as the OfS embarks on this consultation process.

  • Assessing the development of the Office for Student’s Quality and Standards Conditions and how metrics for these conditions will change
  • Examining how the new B Conditions of Registration in the Quality and Standards Review will align with the TEF
  • Exploring how past and future compliance with OfS B Conditions of Registration could in the future determine eligibility for TEF awards
  • Looking towards the new proposed indicators for the TEF and Student Outcomes
Representative
Representative
Office for Students (OfS)
Invited
2:30 pm
Workshop: Embedding International Value-Added into a New Framework for Teaching Excellence

Evidence to the Pearce Review exposed concerns that past TEF iterations had weaknesses in driving transparency around teaching quality on the international stage.

Institutions raised concerns that the TEF was confusing to international students as a guide to their likely experience and that there was not broad awareness of the Framework, as well as a sense that the rating system was misleading.

This workshop session will examine how the new Framework can deliver improved evidence on excellence in teaching and international student outcomes with a focus on:

  • Enhancing transparency and understanding of the metrics
  • Improving awareness and value to international audiences
Professor Deborah Johnston
Professor Deborah Johnston
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Framework)
London South Bank University
Confirmed
3:00 pm
The TEF Reset Debrief

In our concluding “debrief” session, you will have the opportunity to assess what you learned from the Conference, how your institution can prepare for 2022 and beyond and what the new OfS Consultation means for the future of the Framework.

3:10 pm
Conference Close

*Programme subject to change

Your TEF Reset delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive content.

The following sessions will be available ‘on demand’ for you to view a week in advance of the Conference and for a month after.

On Demand Session 1: Understanding the New OfS Metrics and What they Mean for TEF
Anita Jackson
Anita Jackson
Director of Planning and Student Information
University of Kent
Invited
On Demand Session 2: The TEF Reset: What is the Real Purpose of the Framework?
Professor Judith Williams
Professor Judith Williams
Director of the Institute of Teaching and Learning
The University of Manchester
Confirmed
On Demand Session 3: The Transition to A Long Framework Cycle: What does this Mean for Annual Reporting?
Daniel Kidd
Daniel Kidd
Deputy Academic Registrar
University of Wolverhampton
Confirmed

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

London