At what time of year are performance review conducted?
Most general staff reviews are held during the period 1 November and 31 January each year. The exact timing of the annual review is determined by the Relevant Senior Officer to suit the operational needs of the area.
The Academic Staff Review and Plan (ASRP) documentation is due by mid-July each year. Academic Staff will then meet with the nominated Academic Supervisor to discuss achievements from the previous 12 months and agree on objectives and development activities for the forthcoming review period.
The Academic Managers' Review and Plan (AMRP) documentation is due to be submitted by the end of September each year.
I am an academic staff member, will the Head of Element be my supervisor?
Normally your supervisor will be your Head of School/Department or Research Centre Director, however another staff member (Level D or above) may be appointed as your Academic Supervisor by the Group Pro Vice Chancellor. You will be advised in writing of the name and position of your nominated supervisor.
I am in an adjunct or honorary academic position - do I need to prepare for the Academic Staff Review and Plan?
No, only academic staff appointed to continuing or fixed-term appointments are required to complete an Academic Staff and Plan, unless otherwise specified in your offer of appointment.
My employment conditions are currently covered by a Common Law Contract; do I need to undertake an annual review?
Yes, you will be required to participate in the annual review.
What forms do I need to complete for my performance review?
A range of templates are available to assist staff and supervisors. The relevant Senior Office will determine the template/s to be used in their area of responsibility. You should consult with your supervisor on which template to complete.
You are required to complete the Academic Staff Review and Plan form along with an Academic Portfolio. The Academic Staff Review Checklist is used in identifying other sources of evidence that you may be required to provide such as: evidence of Teaching, Research/Scholarship and Service & Engagement.
What is the period I need to report on?
All staff will report on progress and achievements during the past 12-month period.
What should happen during the year and at my performance review meeting?
You should have regular conversations during the year with your supervisor about your performance, to realign objectives and identify areas for improvement. The formal annual review meeting provides you with the opportunity to review performance and development during the past 12 months and discuss future plans and objectives.
During the year, your supervisor should provide regular guidance and feedback on academic achievements, performance objectives and career guidance. Your annual review will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your performance over the previous 12-month period, consider your work allocation and any difficulties encountered during the previous review period. You will also be required to discuss your upcoming leave arrangements and draft objectives for the next review period.
The performance review will include a discussion based on the position accountabilities, previously agreed objectives and required accountabilities and/or any areas for improvement.
Who is required to undertake a performance review?
All general staff on continuing and fixed-term contracts of greater than 12 months are required to participate in regular discussions about their performance and annual review.
All academic staff on continuing or fixed-term appointments of more than 12 months participate in an academic staff review to support ongoing performance and career development.
Academic Managers include Deans, Academic Directors, Heads of School/Department and Research Centre Directors.