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A fight to the TEF

OfS board papers suggest the subject-level Teaching Excellence Framework is not yet workable

Late last week, the Office for Students published the minutes from its board meeting on 28 January. True to form, the papers shed a little light on the goings-on behind closed doors at England’s higher education regulator but also leave a huge number of questions unanswered thanks to widespread redaction.

You can read all the papers for yourself here, if you are so inclined. But if you were hoping for information about a possible framework for “preserving specific provision in higher education”, an update on Data Futures (the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s project to deliver a more efficient approach to collecting data) or more detail on the OfS’s approach to regulating access and participation, you will have to wait. These reports are all exempt from publication.

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