Publications

TDG Bulletin 16

November 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: A look back at the TRAC Practitioners’ Conference Update on projects looking at academic staff time allocation and technical aspects of the Margin for Sustainability and Investment ‘Need to knows’ on the TRAC guidance Regional group meetings…

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TDG Bulletin 15

July 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Review of TRAC – next steps TRAC guidance Update on TRAC(T) TRAC community groups TRAC Conference 2023…

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TDG Bulletin 14

January 2023

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Welcome from the new chair of the TDG TRAC submission – key reminders Reminder – role of the committee of the governing body Update – review of TRAC TRAC Development Group vacancies How TDG is supporting TRAC…

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TDG Bulletin 13

October 2021

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Review of TRAC COVID update Updated TRAC guidance 2.6 for 2020-21 Update on application of 2019-20 charge-out rates The TRAC Support Unit helpdesk…

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TRAC guidance for 2020-21 returns now available

September 2021

Version 2.6 of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) guidance is now available. This version should be used for TRAC returns for the academic year 2020-21. A change log is provided at Annex 1.1a to help identify updates. The supplementary guidance to address issues arising from the impact of…

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TDG Bulletin 12

August 2020

The TRAC Development Group’s latest bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: • TDG’s response to COVID-19 and frequently asked questions• TRAC guidance updates• TRAC Practitioners’ Conference for 2020• Annual TRAC data for the UK and Peer Group Analysis for 2018-19• Outcome of the initial work on…

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Academic workload planning: theory into practice

December 2019

This report provides guidance on how workload planning is being implemented across a growing number of institutions and how it can be used as an alternative to other time allocation methods used for TRAC. The report identifies how the requirements for using workload planning in TRAC can be fulfilled, in…

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TDG Bulletin Edition 11

September 2019

The TRAC Development Group’s September 2019 bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: TRAC guidance Role of the TRAC Development Group TRAC Conference 2019 TDG work plan for 2019-20 Annual TRAC 2017-18: sector analysis Department of Education study – understanding the cost of higher education provision…

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TDG Bulletin Edition 10

November 2018

The TRAC Development Group’s November 2018 bulletin provides updates on the group’s work including: Updated TRAC guidance and webinar Feedback from TRAC Conference 2018 New reports published Pensions briefing note published Margin for Sustainability and Investment: Analysis of 2016-17 data Annual TRAC 2016-17: Sector analysis…

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