TEF: why and how? Ideological and operational imperatives driving policy


  • Ian McNay University of Greenwich, London




Teaching Excellence Framework, policy drivers


This piece tries to identify the norigins of the Teaching Excellence Framework, to locate it in the wider framerwork of policy for HE in the UK - more specifically, England - to identify characteristics that will endure whatever tinkering happens as a result of the trial and error approach to be adopted, as with the Research Excellence Framework, from which lessons are drawn.

Author Biography

Ian McNay, University of Greenwich, London

Ian McNay ihas a fractional contract as Profesor of Higher Education and Management in the Faculty of Education and Health. He joine Greenwich in 1997 and was formerly Haed of the School of PCET. He supervises eight doctoral students, teaches on the EdD, and leads the UK team on an EU project supporting leadership development in Ukraine. He publishes frequently, mosrt recently in Sociologia Italian, and posts on the SRHE blog on issues of policy, organisation and management.


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