The RAE is dead, long live the RAE
It appears that reports of the death of the Research Assessment Exercise may be exaggerated - it will actually be replaced by something similar. Now I may be old-fashioned, but what about the quality of teaching in universities? There's the TQA (Teaching Quality Assessment) but it has nowhere near the impact of the RAE. Many universities are obsessed with research to the detriment of teaching - it's a thoroughly refreshing change to find one that puts teaching first.