Label with care

October 26, 2017

Is it too late to suggest that “framework” is an unhelpful label in the research excellence framework and the teaching excellence framework (“England’s KEF: will it be a ‘patent-counting’ extra reporting burden?”, News, 19 October)?

“Assessment exercise”(as in “research assessment exercise”) was better, and the original “research selectivity exercise” was even more to the point.

Kath Melia
Emeritus professor
University of Edinburgh

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