Career and Performance Planning for Academic Staff

Career and performance planning for academic staff is essential to achieving the University’s strategic goals and to supporting the Mission. The Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process provides a framework for academic staff and their supervisors to align staff performance with the University’s strategic priorities, to incorporate probation criteria into performance planning, review and acknowledge the staff member’s work performance and achievements and to support their professional development and career aspirations.

The PRP cycle is normally twelve months in duration with an annual conversation held between the staff member and the supervisor from July and December. The annual PRP conversation builds upon the regular discussions between staff and their supervisor during the year.  The outcomes of the annual PRP conversation are recorded on the PRP form. Further guidance about the process and submission of the PRP form is contained in the conversation guides.

The Academic Performance Matrices and Evidence (APME) Framework is embedded into the PRP process and informs performance objectives, career and development plans for 2017.