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Academic Framework Human Resources

The University's Academic Framework – are four, connected sets of activities which will enable achievement of higher staff performance.

Academic Framework

  • Career Pathway: Establishing the mutuality of expectations between the University and academic staff
  • Appraisal: Providing an opportunity to discuss and agree how those expectations might be met and how career aspirations might be supported
  • Balanced Academic Workload: Capturing the relative effort that members of academic staff are committing to different academic activity. This is with a view to ensuring that the University as a whole and individuals have the right balance of work and well-being to support joint ambitions
  • Reward and Recognition: And recognise academic excellence and contribution to the University's aim

Appraisal

What is Appraisal at the University of Greenwich?

Appraisal at the University of Greenwich enables the effective alignment of individual contribution with the achievement of organisational objectives. Used effectively, appraisal provides advantages to both the appraisee and the appraiser through:

  • reviewing performance and achievements over the past year against agreed objectives and standards;
  • agreeing work plans for the year ahead, including appropriate objectives and standards;
  • reviewing personal and professional development outcomes and future needs.

To find out more see here

Balanced Academic Workload

What is a Balanced Academic Workload? 

Academic workload allocation tools are used commonly by Higher Education Institutions as they enable: different aspects of an academic role to be captured so there is equitable recognition of the effort and elements of a balanced academic workload.  

BAW2 is the University of Greenwich's management tool which is intended to support Heads of Department and individual academics with managing their workload. The tool has now been improved and is supported by a descriptor document which provides guidance on the principles, framework and responsibilities of the process, and is hosted by an online platform.

BAW2 supports and informs the annual appraisal process for academics so they can plan for and deliver the requirements of their role, whilst maintaining their well-being and progressing their career goals. These systems underpin our goals for a high performing University and align with our Career Pathway ambitions. Career Pathways, BAW2, Appraisal and Reward and Recognition form parts of the Greenwich Academic Framework.

The BAW2 descriptor, FAQ and access to online system can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

BAW2 Online System

BAW2 Descriptor

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a query on BAW2 you can send an email to

BAW-Enquiries@gre.ac.uk

Career Pathways

Career Pathways constitute a key part of the University's Academic Framework. They provide:

  • a consistent, equitable mechanism for assessing and rewarding an individual's contribution to academic life, aligned with the University's values and People Strategy;
  • an opportunity to talk with staff about what the University is trying to achieve and their role in achieving it;
  • clarity of expectations in order to help members of staff to take more responsibility for the management of their own careers, and to help managers to agree objectives.

There are three pathways for academic career development at the University: Enterprise; Research; Teaching and Learning.

Each pathways comprises an outline of role expectations at each career level across three domains (Teaching and Assessment; Research and Enterprise; Academic Citizenship and Leadership) and General Expectations common to each role at every level.

Please click on the links below to find out more about each pathway:

Enterprise Pathway

Research Pathway

Teaching and Learning Pathway

More Information

Reward and Recognition

The university is a rewarding place to work and offers a competitive pay and benefits package. Reward policies and procedures are reviewed and developed as part of the Human Resource strategy to support the university's mission and values to be the best university we can be.  Staff will be kept up to date with any new developments through HR Bulletins, newsletters and campus presentations. Find out more here.

Academic Promotion Process

Our people are firmly at the heart of our success, and the University of Greenwich is proud to support, retain and reward its talented staff. The Academic Promotion Process provides information on the University's approach to Academic promotion as part of its Academic Framework. 

This page provides information on the process and forms staff will need to use to apply for Academic promotion.

You can watch a recording of a staff briefing about the academic promotion process here.

Enterprise Career Pathway

Application Form - Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

Application Form - Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

Application Form - Associate Professor to Professor

Evidence for Promotion Guide

Research Career Pathway

Application Form - Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

Application Form - Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

Application Form - Associate Professor to Professor

Evidence for Promotion Guide

Teaching and Learning Career Pathway

Application Form - Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

Application Form - Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

Application Form - Associate Professor to Professor

Evidence for Promotion Guide

Further Documentation

Academic Promotion Guidance and Process

Academic Promotion Application Letter - Successful (for University Panel use only)

Academic Promotion Application Letter - Unsuccessful (for University and Faculty Panel use only)

Academic Promotion Chair's Assessment Summary Sheet (for Panel use only)

Academic Promotion Faculty Panel Process Flow Chart

Academic Promotion University Panel Process Flow Chart

Academic Promotion Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Promotion Staff Briefing - October 2017

Academic Promotion Process Timeline 2017/18

Our information on Human Resource Policies, Guidance and Forms provide further information on pay for staff that have undertaken additional requested roles or duties to support the University. 

The University also provides a range of Rewards and Benefits for all staff.