The introduction of subject-level TEF means that schools and faculties will be engaging more deeply with the TEF than previously. Subject-level academic leaders will be identified in institutions and be required to reflect on and respond to their metrics and produce compelling narratives for their submissions.
Institutions are aware of the importance of having a consistent approach to their submissions across subject areas and making these high quality, and are concerned about potential gaps in knowledge and understanding.
Subject-level metrics are due to be released in autumn 2019 and TEF applications will take place in early 2020, with the outcomes announced in spring 2021. Now is the time to engage in focused development to ensure key staff are ready for the challenge.
Why choose Advance HE?
Advance HE have been involved in TEF from an early stage, and in addition have been involved in the development of subject-level TEF through active presence on the Department for Education (DfE) TEF working group, on the DfE TEF delivery group, and through organisation of the PVC TEF working group, which acts as a consultative body. Our recent research on the TEF2 provider submissions has also given us additional insight into what makes a strong case of evidence for teaching excellence in the TEF.
As TEF has evolved Advance HE has worked with institutions to give them the best possible understanding of how to respond to institutional and subject-level TEF metrics and successful approaches to developing strong narrative submissions.
With the introduction of subject-level TEF, Advance HE is well placed with the experience from previous TEF iterations along with the established work within the disciplines, providing solutions in vastly varying contexts.