The Teaching Excellence Framework: what does it mean for academic libraries?

Melling, Maxine ORCID: 0000-0001-5146-8189 and Weaver, Margaret ORCID: 0000-0002-5432-4428 (2017) The Teaching Excellence Framework: what does it mean for academic libraries? Insights the UKSG Journal, 30 (3). pp. 152-160. doi:10.1629/uksg.389

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The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) can be seen as both a reaction to and a symptom of current changes in the higher education sector. These changes include the emergence of the so-called Generation Z, for whom mobile technology is a historical fact and active partnership a given; the introduction of flipped and blended learning; and the 'consumerization' of the market and subsequent focus on value for money. What role do academic libraries have to play in both the delivery of excellent teaching and the TEF itself? This article considers the background to the TEF and poses the question: do those responsible for the TEF in our universities recognize the role of libraries in ensuring an excellent student experience? It suggests some key actions that academic libraries should lead, including the use of learning analytics, the provision of learning resources and the development of appropriate staff skills, and it challenges library leaders to engage more actively in the strategic discourse of their institutions.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education libraries; Teaching Excellence Framework
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Professional Services > Library, Technology and Information Service
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 15:30

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