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August 2008/28 (web only)
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Consultation

Responses should be made online by Tuesday 11 November 2008


Future support for teaching enhancement and widening participation
Consultation on changes to the teaching funding method

This consultation proposes changes to the teaching funding method to improve our support for teaching enhancement and widening participation.


To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Heads of HEFCE-funded further education colleges
Of interest to those responsible for: Senior management, Finance
Reference: 2008/28
Publication date: August 2008
Enquiries to:

Alan Palmer
Learning and Teaching Policy Team
tel 0117 931 7340
e-mail a.palmer@hefce.ac.uk

Anna Sherratt
Learning and Teaching Policy Team
tel 0117 931 7236
e-mail a.sherratt@hefce.ac.uk

Sarah Howls
Widening Participation Policy Team
tel 0117 931 7073
e-mail s.howls@hefce.ac.uk


Executive summary (read online)


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Main report and Annex A

[ MS Word 319K | Zipped Word 60K | Adobe PDF 71K | Zipped PDF 57K ]

Annex B - Modelling of how the proposed changes may affect institutions

[ MS Excel 137K | Zipped Excel 57K ]

Explanatory note to the modelling table

[ MS Word 48K | Zipped Word 14K | Adobe PDF 21K | Zipped PDF 14K ]


Executive summary

Purpose

1.   This consultation proposes changes to the teaching funding method to improve HEFCE's support for teaching enhancement and widening participation.

Key points

2.   We propose to:

  1. Combine the funding for improving retention, learning, teaching and assessment strategies and teaching informed and enriched by research, to create a new targeted allocation to support teaching enhancement and student success.
  2. Increase the funding for widening access by transferring 30 million from the funding for improving retention.
  3. Make changes to the weightings used in the formula for calculating the funding for widening access in order to recognise the costs of working with schools and colleges in the most disadvantaged areas.

Action required

3.   Responses to the consultation should be made by Tuesday 11 November 2008 using the online form.