Academic Progression Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What information will the Academic CV show?
The Academic CV will provide quantitative evidence of your contribution and outputs since your appointment to the University. Although the Committees will be focusing on your contribution and trajectory since last progression, or date of appointment (whichever is most recent), the full Academic CV will be available for additional context if required. Please refer to the Academic Progression Guidance and Academic CV User Guide for further information.
- 2. I want to apply for Academic Progression but my Academic CV is incorrect due to the wrong information within Pure/QSIS etc. How do I update this information?
3. I am applying for Academic Progression but don’t believe there’s enough room in the Cover Letter to present my case. How do I know what to include?
You should refer to the Academic Profile for which you are applying and the Academic Progression Guidancefor further information.
4. I am applying for Academic Progression. I’m no longer able to add commentary to the Academic CV and want to include a breakdown of the number of students I teach. How can this be added to my application?
You should include this information in your Cover Letter. For further information, please see the Academic Progression Guidance
5. I’m preparing my Cover Letter and Academic CV, should I include projected REF scores?
No. As the selection of outputs takes place at unit-level, rather than per individual staff member, it is not appropriate for Committees to assess this information during the Academic Progression process.
6. Is it possible to access information that I had previously included in the Academic CV (for example, textual commentary or teaching scores)?
There is a link on the Academic CV on QOL where you can view archived information and if you wish this to be included, it should be added to the Cover Letter.
7. Is it possible to apply for progression to more than one grade?
Only one grade can be applied for and this has to be highlighted on QOL when submitting an application. The relevant Committee will determine if an application warrants a higher grade that that applied for.
8. I am currently a Reader but why does my CV indicate that my date to grade is November 2019 when I was actually promoted several years earlier?
When you were promoted to Reader the grade was Ac4 and the information recorded on the database is date to job title (ie. the date you were promoted to Reader). Date to grade is recorded as November 2019 (ie. when the Reader grade was revised to Ac5). Should you wish, you can insert the following in your Cover Letter: “although date to grade is listed as November 2019 when Readers were moved onto the new Ac5 grade, I was promoted to Reader on dd/mm/yyyy when it was Ac4”.