What is Academic Progression?
There are two main pathways at Queen’s: Research and Education, and Education, both of which are of equal value.
The Academic Progression process is the means by which academic career progression is achieved at Queen's and is clearly linked to Personal Development Review (PDR) , by building on the career and development conversations between Reviewer and Reviewee, and ensuring the appropriate feedback and support is provided to enable employees to take ownership of their own development and progression.
The Academic Profiles set out the key areas of academic activity (Research/Scholarship, Teaching and Learning and Citizenship), and the criteria which defines the standards expected at each level of the relevant academic career pathway. Performance against the criteria in the Profiles will be evaluated holistically, with overall contributions across and within the three domains being taken into account. In order to progress staff are expected to meet the Profile for their current grade and demonstrate readiness to progress to the next grade.
Academic Progression Timeline
January - FebruaryFEB Clinics
Faculties to hold Progression clinics to communicate the meaning of: trajectory; holistic evaluation and compensation; and, what ‘good’ looks like at each grade/range.
29 January - 8 MarchQOL opens for applications
Academic staff wishing to progress upload Academic CV and Cover Letter to QOL (QOL > Other > Academic Progression)
11 March - 30 AprilSchool Academic Progression Committee meet
Decision on progression to Senior Lecturer. Recommendation for progression to Reader.
1 May - 31 MayFaculty Academic Progression Committee meet
Decision on progression to Reader. Recommendation for progression to Professor and progression within the Professoriate.
24 June - 26 JuneCentral Academic Progression Committee meet.
Decision on progression to Professor and progression within the Professoriate.
11 September - 12 SeptemberCentral Academic Progression Appeal Panel meet.
Decision on progression appeal cases.