Cath Holmström, Deputy Head of School of Applied Social Science (Student Experience and Recruitment), and Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education (Arts & Humanities), have been appointed to new subject-level panels for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has established seven panels for a TEF pilot which aims to test two possible models for generating TEF ratings at subject level; the results will inform the direction of the second subject-level pilot in 2018-19.
HEFCE said the new panel members were selected “for their subject expertise, their standing in higher education, and evident commitment to teaching excellence and student outcomes”.
Professor Debra Humphris, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, congratulated the Brighton appointees: “This is great recognition of their respective contributions to the education and experiences of our students.”
TEF was introduced by the government to recognise excellent teaching and inform prospective students about where to study. Participating Higher Education providers receive a gold, silver or bronze award reflecting the excellence of their teaching, learning environment and student outcomes. The awards cover undergraduate teaching.