Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Manager and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Higher Education Academic Promotions Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 22nd July 2016
Review Date 1st December 2022
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor
Approval Date 21st July 2016
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Responsible Officer Marcia Devlin
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
+61 3 99196203
Accountable Officer Marcia Devlin
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
+61 3 99196203
Enquiries Contact Kym Bakaric
Director, People Partnerships

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

22 July 2016:

Complete revision - key changes are:

1. Ability for Academics to obtain promotion through one of the following three Categories:

• Teaching and Research Academic

• Research Focused Academic

• Teaching Focused Academic.

2. Inclusion of three Themes of Academic Activity by which Academics can demonstrate their academic contribution, including:

• Learning and Teaching

• Research

• Academic Citizenship and Engagement.

3. Inclusion of a ‘Career Development and Promotion Guide’ (the Guide) that includes criteria under each Theme by which to determine academic contribution. The Guide also draws on sector best practice and was developed with expertise and support provided by Dr Sara Booth from the University of Tasmania.

4. Replacement of arbitrary numeric weighting thresholds for promotion with a standard-based approach informed by discipline standards and sector best-practice.

2 April 2019:

Update to Clause 16 and Definitions to amend the term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ to ‘Aboriginal’.

16 June 2020:

Clause 6 removed and clause 7 updated to remove reference to the Academic Classification Policy (no longer exists). Reference to the Policy removed from Section 7.