The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The Government is introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching. It has published a technical consultation on year 2 of the TEF and has asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to implement the year 2 exercise during 2016-17.

HEFCE is seeking to appoint up to 25 panel members and a pool of up to 65 assessors to review submissions to the year 2 TEF and decide on the assessment outcomes. This will include academics, students and student representatives, employers and widening participation experts.

HEFCE is seeking to appoint high calibre individuals who have standing with the higher education sector and students, are committed to excellence in learning and teaching, and have the ability to reach robust decisions in a complex and time-constrained setting.  Please see


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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