Promotion and Rewards
Academic Staff can be promoted on merit, which may be based on the quality and impact of activities such as:
- formal qualifications or progress towards the qualifications;
- achievement in scholarship and research and/or professional consultancy activities;
- experience and achievement in teaching and/or curriculum development;
- contribution to institutional planning and/or governance; and
- service to the University, relevant profession and/or academic discipline and your relevant contributions to the wider community.
Evaluation Criteria for Promotion
- Instrument of evaluation for Level B (PDF - 82k)
- Instrument of evaluation for Level C (PDF - 82k)
- Instrument of evaluation for Level D (PDF - 78k)
- Instrument of evaluation for Level E (PDF - 78k)
- Indicative Criteria for Academic Promotion [PDF - 57k]
Writing a Discipline report for Academic Promotion: A Resource for Heads of Department (PDF - 190k)
This resource aims to provide you with some guidelines for writing a succinct and informative Discipline Report. The Discipline Report is not a reference for the applicant; rather, it summarises your assessment of the applicant's performance in relation to discipline-specific expectations. Its purpose is to assist Promotion Committees in understanding the applicant's disciplinary context and in assessing their case for promotion.
View a Powerpoint presentation [548k] from an information session for applicants, presented by Lisa Jessup, Ian Solomonides, Kate Wilson and colleagues in March 2010.
Listen to experts on how to prepare your applications. (Please note - the speakers and transcripts sometimes refer to the 'discipline profile'. Once a formal document, this is now defunct but can be thought of as a description of the expected scope and focus of your University work relative to the context of your discipline. This is now replaced by the 'Discipline Report' prepared by the Head of Department or colleague with suitable knowledge of the discipline.)
The following audio files will open in a new window so that you can continue to browse the site while listening.
The importance of balance in promotion [mp3, 7.5 minutes, 7mb] - - Associate Professor Pamela Coutts, School of Education
Download Pamela's transcript [Word - 36k]