TEF

Learning gain: Conclusion of National Mixed Methodology Learning Gain project

Colleagues, There has been much sector ‘noise’ about the concept of learning gain as part of the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Office for Students commissioned some research, and a number of HEIs across England took part. An over and the results can be found here: www.officeforstudents.org.uk/avice-and-guidance/teaching/learning-gain/national-mixed-methodology-learning-gain-project/

HE Policy update for the w/e 22nd June 2018

Another big week in policy land. We’ve big features on grade inflation and post-qualification admissions to get your brain buzzing. Feel free to turn to your neighbour and discuss! Brexit news for EU citizens setting in the UK This week the Government released further details on how EU citizens and their families could apply for… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 8th June 2018

HEPI Student Experience Survey The  Higher Education Policy Institute  (HEPI) and  Advance HE  have published a joint  report on student academic experience.  The report was launched at the annual HEPI conference and Sam Gyimah gave the keynote address. The report includes a lot of insight and is worth looking at – there are some new questions… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »

New Resource from the NTF: Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Lessons from the TEF.

Apologies for cross posting, but a TEF Kindle bargain at 99p! ==from the National Teaching Fellow list==== Dear All, Just wanted to alert you to a book we’ve published : Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Lessons from the TEF.   Olwyn and I have worked on this since last July and have analysed about half… Read more »

Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.

You are invited to a free seminar hosted by the Psychology Dept at Bournemouth University. Dr Patrick Rosenkranz from Newcastle University will be speaking about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning. The talk will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 3-4pm At Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Room F205 (Fusion Building), Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB.  … Read more »

THE to launch inaugural Teaching Excellence Summit in Glasgow

Register for the THE Teaching Excellence Summit in 2018. There is an exclusive early-bird discount for university delegates who book by 31 January 2018. Times Higher Education will run its first global event dedicated to teaching excellence next year. THE to launch European Teaching Excellence Rankings Read more The THE Teaching Excellence Summit, which will… Read more »

A HEPI summary ‘what affects how much students learn?’

With thanks to our Sarah Carter, OVC for sharing A HEPI policy note What affects how much students learn? was released today. The note reports the statistical analysis of the HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey (2017) question on self-reported learning gain. The analysis combined influencing variables to determine which aspects had the greatest effects for… Read more »

The Path to Success in the TEF – Going for Gold

A new HEPI report has been published Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions Take a look at the report, and see what the analysis makes of BU’s TEF submission alongside other HEIs. Find out about the features of TEF submissions that may have influenced outcomes, and practical recommendations for improving on the… Read more »