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Completing the roll out of the online University P&DR system

14 May 2019

All academic staff to have access to the online system and process

The online University Performance and Development Review (P&DR) system and revised process is being rolled out to all academic staff for the 2018/19 review cycle.  

The new P&DR system and process, which was made available to academic staff in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health earlier this year, is currently being introduced in the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Further information about the P&DR process and training requirements is being provided directly to academic staff by their Faculties and Schools as part of the roll out. Support for staff includes a recently developed online training package for reviewers that can be accessed here.

This eLearning resource takes no more than one hour to complete and is packed with content including guidance on reviewing style, providing constructive feedback and agreeing future objectives and plans arising from the review process. An illustrative case study brings all these elements together. There are also links within the resource to Faculty specific content and supplementary documents.

Karen Heaton, Director of Human Resources said:

“Performance and Development Reviews are a valuable tool to enable all staff to be successful in their roles, and provide the opportunity to discuss how the University can offer support to achieve this. To ensure effective reviews take place, we have produced a new easily accessible online training package that will be of great benefit to academic staff with reviewing responsibilities.”

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