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The Annual Academic Performance Appraisal (APA) is one of the regular annual and biennial review processes for academic staff. Please read the general information about all academic review processes on the Academic Performance Reviews webpage.

The University expects that all academic staff members should benefit from having their performance reviewed regularly and appropriate professional development put in place.

Who undertakes the Annual Academic Performance Appraisal?

It applies to academic staff appointed on or before 1 September 2019 who are not subject to other annual or biennial performance reviews.

Staff members typically covered by the process:

  • Lecturers
  • College of Education Lecturers and Senior Lecturers (Teacher Education Fellow salary scale Band 1)
  • Research Fellows
  • Scientific Officers
  • Professional Practice Fellows
  • Teaching Fellows beyond the bar
  • Teaching Fellows below the bar
  • Senior Teaching Fellows
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Assistant Research Fellows beyond the bar
  • Assistant Research Fellows below the bar


Annual Performance Appraisal guidelines

Annual Performance Appraisal process map

The Timetable

Week commencing 4 November

Human Resources Division emails out guidelines and documentation to eligible academic staff.

Heads of Departments and Pro-Vice-Chancellors have access to their staff.

November Information prepared by eligible academics is submitted to Heads of Departments or delegated supervisor.
Week ending 13 December Roles which have two reviewers are submitted to the Second Reviewer
10 January Reviews for all eligible staff are completed and signed off by the appropriate position and the decisions are available to the HR Manager, Promotions and Remuneration.
1 February Effective date for any approved salary progressions.