Professor Minhua Eunice Ma joins OfS Teaching Excellence Framework panel
08 December 2022
Professor Eunice Ma, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of Falmouth University has been appointed by the Office for Students (OfS) to the panel of experts in learning and teaching that will carry out the assessment of universities in the next Teaching Excellence Framework.
The panel brings together an impressive breadth and depth of independent academic expertise, and experience in representing students, from all parts of the higher education sector.
I’m honoured to have been appointed to the TEF Panel and very much look forward to the work, alongside colleagues across the sector.
The panel will decide the ratings for providers that are due to take part in the TEF by making submissions in January 2023.
Commenting on her appointment, Professor Ma said, “I’m honoured to have been appointed to the TEF Panel and very much look forward to the work, alongside colleagues across the sector. To have the opportunity to be closely engaged with this important assessment process, to celebrate best practice from across the HE sector, to recognise opportunities for future development and to help drive quality in higher education is a real privilege.”
Professor Sir Chris Husbands is the chair of the TEF Panel, which includes two deputy chairs, 40 academic members, 20 student members and two OfS staff members.
Graeme Rosenberg, Head of Compliance and Student Protection at the Office for Students, said of the recruitment of the panel, “I was struck by the dedication and depth of expertise of so many people wanting to join it, and there were many excellent candidates we simply couldn't accommodate. What we have is a panel of experts from all types of providers including universities of different sizes and shapes, small and specialist institutions, further education colleges and independent providers… Collectively, the panel is well equipped to recognise and reward excellence in all its forms, and to recognise where there is room for improvement.”