Thursday, January 7, 2016

JAMES FRYER ILLUSTRATION: UNRELIABLE ASSESSMENTS

James Fryer’s latest illustration for the Times Higher Education magazine focused on new problems for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. With no time for proper peer review and with grade inflation inevitable, one academic felt compelled to resign from the REF as the panel could not give a reliable view of quality.