Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Assessing quality in Higher Education inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

Report published; Awaiting Government Response

Scope of the inquiry

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee is holding an inquiry into quality assessment in Higher Education. The inquiry looks into proposed changes to quality assessment in universities and the potential impact of introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework.

Terms of reference: Assessing the quality of Higher Education

Latest evidence

  • 08 Dec 2015 - Assessing quality in Higher Education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF366 KB) HC 572 | Published 10 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), Professor Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, Rob Behrens, Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive, Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), and Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Academy; Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science and Polly Payne, Director of Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (at 10.15am).

  • 17 Nov 2015 - Assessing quality in Higher Education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF387 KB) HC 572 | Published 10 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Professor Simon Gaskell, Chair of Universities UK quality assessment task and finish group and Treasurer, Universities UK, Alistair Sim, Director, Universities ScotlandKatie Akerman, Director of Quality and Standards, University of Chichester, Professor Colin Riordan, Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University, Professor Graham Virgo, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education, Cambridge University, Professor Belinda Tynan, Pro Vice Chancellor (learning and teaching), Open University, Professor Neil Ward, Pro Vice Chancellor-Academic, University of East Anglia

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