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.
- Live Event
- On Demand
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!
- 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
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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.
*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.
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