Human Resources

Academic staff being reviewed

This information is applicable to academic staff only

Evidence to consider when preparing for your Annual Review

You can use several sources of evidence or indicators of achievement. These should relate to your full academic role. 

This could include:

  • information on workload allocation
  • a record of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • knowledge exchange activities
  • leadership activities

For academic staff with teaching responsibilities, this could include:

  • course enhancement questionnaires
  • NSS scores
  • peer observation feedback
  • student attainment

The Head of School is responsible for ensuring that staff have student feedback.

Course Enhancement Questionnaires

Peer Observation Feedback

For those with research responsibilities this could include:

  • publication lists
  • information on grant income

For those with management responsibilities this could include:

  • information relating to their duty of care responsibilities (i.e. Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Data protection and employment legislation)
  • feedback from staff or peers

The summary CV is a good way to capture most of this information. This can be submitted with your Annual Review paperwork as part of the pre-meeting documentation. This will help to provide your Reviewer/Line Manager with a summary of your (recent) achievements.

The unequivocal priority in Learning and Teaching

As a University we aim to strengthen and enhance the quality of students' experiences of university study wherever necessary, appropriate and practicable. To achieve this we aim to sustain an environment in which excellence in learning and teaching can thrive and where refinements and innovations in practices are prized and promulgated. As a result we encourage everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning to play their part in enhancing as well as ensuring quality. 

As a result we expect that all academic staff with teaching responsibilities’ discuss their quality of teaching in their Annual Review. To help you think about what you might include in these conversations there are UoE videos showcasing examples of these.

Annual review is a good opportunity to discuss the possibilities for continuing professional development in relation to learning and teaching. Colleagues can work toward different levels of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, a nationally recognised award. Our Higher Education Academy accredited provision is led from the Institute for Academic Development. Please contact IAD for details. This accredited provision is underpinned by the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Contact IAD

UK Professional Standards Framework

A wide range of other opportunities relevant to develop in areas such as course and programme leadership, teaching and assessment can be found in the University. This includes provision from the Institute for Academic Development, University Human Resource Services and Information Services.

Using your Annual Review to talk about learning and teaching

This is a short video which shows how you can use time in the Annual Review to focus on the quality of learning and teaching. This video shows how you can lead and participate in a conversation about teaching quality, as opposed to teaching commitment. Helpful for reviewers and reviewees.

Time commitment: 8 minutes

To view the video in full screen mode please go to Media Hopper, the University's media asset management platform.

 Using your Annual Review to talk about leading learning and teaching

This is a short video which shows how you could approach facilitating and participating in a conversation around leadership of teaching during an Annual Review.

Time commitment: 7 minutes

To view the video in full screen mode please go to Media Hopper, the University's media asset management platform.

Related Link

Feedback on your Teaching