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Faculty of Science

Staff Performance Planning Development & Review (PDR)

Performance Planning Development & Review
Guidelines on who is to Participate in Formal PDRS
Professional Development Opportunities
Teaching Evaluation

Performance Planning Development & Review
The Enterprise Agreement at Section 5 provides for the establishment of a staff performance, development and review system,. PDRS comprises an annual performance planning, development and review cycle supported by formal and informal meetings with your supervisor. PDRS informs the processes of probation, increment, accelerated increment, promotion and reward and recognition.

Guidelines on who is to Participte in the University's Formal PDRS.
Approximately 25% of Faculty staff are employed on fixed-term, grant funded contracts. This presents unique issues for implemeting an annualised PDR system. The attached guidelines have been developed in conjunction with the University to address these issues.

Guidelines on Delegation of PDR in larger Departments
Teaching staff in each department are responsible to the HOD for their performance. The attached guidelines (p2) describe how the HOD may delegate PDR planning and review where he/she has more than 10 direct reports.

Information about PDRS
The PDRS Policy,  FAQs, and a range of tools and forms for documenting PDR discussions is available on the HR PDR webpage.   New supervisors and staff are able to attend training and briefings on the PDRS. Book via your HR Online access

Linking academic performance objectives to promotion criteria 
Academic Staff who wish to position themselves for promotion in the next two years are encouraged to review the example objectives that link to promotion criteria (see documents provided on the HR PRD Webpage) .  

Professional Development Opportunities
Internal professional development opportunities are provided by Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) , Library IT Training Unit (ITTU) and the HR Organisation and Staff Development Unit.

LTC facilitates higher eduction training in teaching and learning and more. ITTU provides training in common computer software and the Central HR Organisation and Staff Development Unit facilitates leadership & management training. Courses run by these areas are free for staff. Staff must always obtain supervisor approval prior to attending a course. Courses to be undertaken need to be identified as part of the annual performance review and development and relate to work done, or to be done by staff.

Teaching Evaluation
All fixed term and continuing academic staff members are required to have evaluation of teaching for at least one unit per academic year and are encouraged to make regular use of student evaluation of teaching. Evaluation of teaching is organised through LTC.