As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
The TEF's focus on outcomes is a potential game changer for universities.
The Higher Education and Research Bill is well overdue, but is now really the right time to make huge changes to the sector?
In praise of the teaching excellence framework.
Advice from five education academics on what the new secretary of state should prioritise.
What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
What students want is becoming more important than what univerisites want to teach them.
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
Universities deemed excellent at teaching will be allowed to raise their fees in line with inflation.
New proposals on the table for higher education are riven with contradictions.
As budgets get squeezed, universities are fighting to prove their worth.
A new government green paper has proposed a raft of reforms for regulating higher education.
The government has unveiled proposals for a new system to reward universities for excellent teaching.
Universities are keenly awaiting more detail on the government's planned Teaching Excellence Framework.
As universities swallow a £150m cut to their teaching budgets, are they in a stable financial position?
The proposal for a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced by universities and science minister Jo Johnson in early July that would recognise “excellent teaching” and “make good teaching better…
The higher education minister Jo Johnson has announced plans for a new Teaching Excellence Framework.