Date of release: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Liz Bacon, TLF AssessorProfessor Liz Bacon of the University of Greenwich has been appointed as one of around 80 academic assessors for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Year Two, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced.

The TEF is a government tool for recognising and rewarding excellent learning and teaching in the UK's universities and colleges.

Assessors consider evidence of teaching excellence at higher education universities and colleges, including metrics data and institutions' submissions, and make recommendations to the TEF panel. The panel is comprised of an expert group of academics, students, employers and widening participation specialists who allocate the final TEF ratings of 'Bronze','Silver' or 'Gold'.

Professor Bacon, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, has a remit leading the development of technology enhanced learning at Greenwich. A Professor of Software Engineering and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group, she has applied her research in teaching and learning to applications in crisis management, health and cybersecurity.

Professor Bacon has extensive experience of quality assurance and defining curricula standards, from school to university level, both within the UK and overseas. This includes working with international quality assurance agencies to undertake accreditations in Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Russia and Spain.

Based within the Department of Computing & Information Systems, part of the university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, Professor Bacon has previously served as President of BCS, the chartered professional body for the IT industry. Among her aims during her term as President was to help transform learning through the use of technology, and to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women.

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Picture: Professor Liz Bacon.