Education Action Plans

Overview

School Education Action Plans, maintained by Schools, are live, iterative documents used to track actions and monitor progress of all aspects of the Quality Framework. This includes an internal two-stage review of units and programmes which gives schools the framework to reflect on all aspects of their teaching in a timely manner as it provides the opportunity to:

  1. reflect upon the effectiveness of programmes considering feedback from external examiners, students and staff and
  2. consider and plan any subsequent change in order to improve the quality of the programmes.

All schools must maintain an EAP, which is one of the central elements of the University's quality assurance and enhancement (QA&E) framework. The EAP Diagram (PDF, 409kB) shows how EAP relates to this framework.

As part of EAP schools must carry out a two-stage review of their taught programmes. The value of this lies in the opportunity for schools to relect on all aspects of their teaching in a timely manner.

What goes into the Education Action Plan?

Schools should include all actions relating to its education provision arising from the following:

How often should the EAP be updated?

The EAP is a live iterative document, and so it’s important that schools keep it updated regularly in terms of progress with existing actions. The template allows a space for the date the action was last updated to be provided. The EAP should also be kept up to date with any new actions arising through any of the events listed above.

Schools must update the EAP after the Stage-1 and Stage-2 (UG and PGT) meetings, when the University will access the templates for a snap-shot on progress which will inform the annual reports to Academic Quality and Standards Committee. The FQT also access the EAP templates from February.

Please use the EAP Policy (PDF, 333kB) when preparing for and completing your stage one and two reviews. The EAP for each school must be updated and saved in the centrally-held shared folder.

Key dates in 2018

Stage one meetings – to be completed by 31st July

Stage two meeting (UG) – to be completed  by 30th September

Stage two meeting (PGT) – to be completed by 31st March

Please also see additional guidance, which can be used to aid reflection on issues specific to joint honours programmes and the review of inter-disciplinary units that are not connected to a programme. There is also a paper on Ethics in Teaching (PDF, 33kB) that was approved by Education Committee in 2015.

APR for PGR programmes

During the transition towards full Education Action Plan postgraduate research programmes will still be required to undertake annual programme review. Please see the Annual Programme Review page for further information.

Further Guidance

EAP Policy (Office document, 40kB)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any queries about the EAP process please email aqpo-info@bristol.ac.uk.