Across the UK academic and professional staff and students are devoting time and head space to the teaching excellence framework (TEF). Defenders of the TEF argue that it demonstrates teaching excellence in every kind of institution, locates the value of HE in the learning and teaching space and raises the profile of learning and teaching. But what are the impacts and opportunity costs of the TEF? And what would teaching excellence mean if we didn’t have it?
In answer to your other questions I'll come up for dinner and debate (happy to speak for the motion), and stay overnight on the 3rd, then I'll head off after my speaker slot as I have another appointment in Manchester. Do let me know when to arrive for dinner as I've got a university visit on the afternoon of the 3rd!