Chris Husbands appointed chair of TEF.

‘Chris Husbands, the vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, has been named as the first chair of the teaching excellence framework.

Professor Husbands, a former director of the UCL Institute of Education, was named following a recruitment process led by the government. He will continue in his Sheffield Hallam post.

Professor Husbands, who has already begun his TEF role and will serve in it for two years, will lead the assessment panel that will make decisions on university ratings in the second and third year of the TEF (2017-18 and 2018-19), which will decide whether universities are allowed to raise their fees in line with inflation in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

A spokeswoman for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which made the announcement, said that Professor Husbands would not be involved in any discussions around what rating to assign Sheffield Hallam.

Higher education institutions will be allocated a rating of “outstanding”, “excellent” or “meets expectations” based on a number of metrics and other evidence.’ - Times Higher Education

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