here the outlines of a significant attempt at supply-side reform – one pitched at challenging post-92 universities where provision is mainly ‘classroom’ subjects in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
"The Teaching Excellence Framework is best understood then as an effort to create a proxy signal to indicate quality to potential students and rival institutions through its gold, silver and bronze badges."
The six ‘core’ metrics that will weigh most heavily on institutions’ TEF results are:
Teaching on my course (NSS)
Assessment and feedback (NSS)
Academic support (NSS)
Non-continuation (HESA and ILR data)
Employment or further study (DLHE)
Highly skilled-employment or further study (DLHE)