Hartpury academic selected for major role on government scheme

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Kate Mori, Head of Teaching and Learning at University Centre Hartpury, has been selected for a prestigious role within the Higher Education sector.

She has been named as an assessor on the Teaching Excellence and Students Outcomes Framework (TEF) Subject Pilot scheme being carried out on behalf of the Department of Education (DfE) and the Government.

TEF provides information about teaching at Higher Education providers to help prospective students make informed choices about where to study.

Hartpury is rated as ‘Gold’ – the highest of the three ratings, which also include Silver and Bronze – for the quality of its teaching.

Kate has been selected as one of 20 leading academics on the Social Sciences panel – the largest of the seven panels – assessing submissions and metrics from universities and Higher Education providers.

“The Department for Education is examining how the future development of TEF could be assigned at subject level as well as institutional level,” said Kate.

“This has the potential to provide students with more detailed information to inform their choices of where to study.

“In my role as an assessor I will receive submissions from universities and assess the quality of their teaching and learning within social science subjects.

“From this they will be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold TEF grading, but as this is a pilot, these grades will not be released this year.

“I am really proud to have been selected as an assessor.

“On the Social Sciences panel I’m working with academics who I hugely respect and have had a massive impact in teaching and learning within the HE sector.

“I’m gaining a lot personally as well as professionally from being involved in this pilot scheme.

“We’re determined to retain our Gold rating at Hartpury and, being a member of the panel will provide a huge insight into what we must do to ensure we continue to provide the highest levels of teaching.”

The subject level pilot scheme finished on Friday (11 May) and HE providers will be informed within the next four weeks about how their subjects have performed.

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