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Dr Lee Jones, Critics line up on role of graduate outcomes in TEF

Researchers around the country recently signed an open letter to HEFCE and Universities UK claiming it would be “completely inappropriate” to use student outcomes data to measure university teaching quality. The Green Paper links graduate productivity to teaching quality, arguing that the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework), through incentivizing enhancements to teaching, will enable graduates to secure better jobs and careers and thereby deliver better value for money for students and the taxpayer. Lead signatory Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, told Wonkhe: “The Conservatives are apparently fervently committed to converting HE from a public good into a private investment in one’s own human capital.”
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