There are new Academic Profiles which are discipline specific and have been developed in consultation with staff. As such, the PDR documentation that Academic Reviewees complete differs slightly to that of Research and Professional Services staff in order to ensure priorities and developmental goals are aligned with the areas of academic activity detailed within the Academic Profiles: Research/Scholarship, Education and Citizenship.
Significant changes have been made to the Connected Processes that are applicable for academic staff only. These connected processes; Confirmation in Post, Academic Progression and Professorial Salary Review, are now aligned to PDR and contained within a single streamlined and integrated approach.
To ensure parity between the two main academic career pathways, Research & Education and Education only, a new Reader role has been created within the Education pathway.
The Academic CV has changed format, with information being derived directly from core Queen’s systems including Pure and QSIS. In order to complete the probation process or apply for progression, relevant additional information should be included in the individual’s Cover Letter.
Those on Academic Probation will now engage with the PDR process and will submit their cover letter and Academic CV annually to the School Committee for review on progress. This replaces the applicant statement that was submitted to the School Probation Committee annually. In addition, the Head of School will arrange for the Peer Observer and the Probation Summary report (completed by the Academic Reviewer) to QOL. Any salary increases as a result of Academic Progression will take effect on 1 August of the year in question.