IET comments to BIS: Green Paper on Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice.
The IET welcomes the proposals in this Green Paper which aim to ensure that students benefit from high quality teaching. However, we are concerned that the proposals do not specifically define teaching excellence, and the measures for this do not necessarily equate to identifying high quality teaching. A new teaching framework will also cause a large administrative burden on universities. The IET of of the view that that the establishment of discipline-focussed TEFs might be more meaningful. As an example, for engineering, the accreditation process provides a possible mechanism to contribute to this. Engineering Accreditation is an established and effective method of ensuring quality in engineering degrees and supports links between academia and industry.
Submission Details Submitted on 14 January 2016 to Department of Business, Innovation and Skills