Head of Bath Business School chairs teaching excellence debate
Professor Georgina Andrews, Head of Bath Business School chaired a panel debate on Teaching Excellence at the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) national conference in Birmingham recently. The expert panel concluded that learning gain, student engagement, classroom observation and continuing professional development should be used to measure teaching excellence. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) proposed in the Government Green Paper focuses instead on the National Student Survey, graduate employability and retention rates. These measures penalise universities that recruit students from diverse backgrounds, and do not take into account ‘value added’.
Georgina previously took part in a conference panel debate on the TEF with the Director of the Higher Education Funding Council, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute and Sir Anthony Seldon, VC of Buckingham University. The debate was reported in the Times Higher Education Supplement.
Georgina is an elected member of the Council of the CABS, which is the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. Georgina is Vice Chair of the CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee. She drafted the CABS response to the initial TEF consultation in September 2015, and was invited to comment on the proposals contained in the emergency budget.
The Government white paper on Higher Education is due to be published this month. It will be one of the most significant pieces of education legislation in decades.