Evidence-informed quality improvement programme (EQUIP) is a change programme that aims to help HE providers take an evidence-informed approach to quality enhancement at departmental, faculty or institutional level.
It enables participating institutional teams to identify, understand and resolve key issues affecting the quality and effectiveness of the student learning experience.
Through the unique EQUIP process, teams examine the evidence available on the learning experiences of their students, including data generated by the institution such as:
- external examiner reports
- National Student Survey (NSS) results
- Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) institutional audit data
The EQUIP programme ran from September 2013 until September 2014, project details from participating institutions can be found below.
Teams from the following institutions are taking part in the current EQUIP:
- Birmingham City University (Student Union): Dealing with Q23
- Birmingham City University (Faculty of Technology Engineering and Environment): Accelerating change
- GSM London: Year zero and beyond
- Newcastle University: Promoting engagement with evidence for quality enhancement (PEEQ)
- Ravensbourne College: Engaging with NSS scores in a creative institution
- University of Hull: Integrated annual monitoring (IAM)
- University of Kent: Sustainable assessment
- University of the West of England: Accelerating learning of 'at risk' students
Previous EQUIP progamme detail and evaluation:
An overview of the programme, participating institutions and case studies can be read here.