Human Resources Division Assessment of the Performance of Professors, Research Professors and Clinical Professors Review Form, 2015



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Human Resources Division

Assessment of the Performance of Professors, Research Professors and Clinical Professors

Review Form, 2015



Personal Details

Full Name




Position Title(s)




Department




School




Division




Salary Step




Review period start date




Section A (to be completed by the Professor):

Staff member’s Signature




Date

____/____/_____

Statement:





Notes

This statement should include a summary of significant:




  1. achievements in teaching in the review period1;

  1. research accomplishments during the review period.

  1. service activities in the review period, and







Section B (to be completed by Head of Department):

Interviewed

 Yes  No

Satisfactory performance

If no, outline the steps being put in place to support the staff member

 Yes

 No




Recommend salary progression to:
Or:
Or:

 No progression

 Top of scale


Reviewer




Reviewer’s Signature




Date

____/____/_____

Comments (optional unless there are concerns about the staff member’s performance):






Notes
Reviewers are asked to:


  1. validate the quality of the achievements;




  1. confirm if performance is satisfactory; and




  1. make a recommendation for a salary progression.

A recommendation for a single step progression requires no commentary or explanation.


A recommendation for no progression or for multi-step progressions will require a brief case setting out the reasons for the recommendation.
In the case of a multi-step recommendation, the Head of Department will need to show that the Professor is performing well above the expectations for the salary position.




Section C (to be completed by the Dean):

Satisfactory performance


 Yes

 No


Recommend salary progression to:




Dean




Dean’s Signature




Date

____/____/_____

Comments (optional unless there are concerns about the staff member’s performance):





Section D (to be completed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor):

Satisfactory performance


 Yes

 No


Recommend salary progression to:




Pro-Vice-Chancellor




Pro-Vice-Chancellor ’s Signature




Date

____/____/_____

Comments (optional unless there are concerns about the staff member’s performance):




GUIDANCE IN PREPARING THE STATEMENT
A list of possible teaching achievements might include:


  1. outstanding leadership in the development of effective means within the control of the teacher to improve student learning;

  2. significant development of an improved existing, or development of a high quality new, area or programme;

  3. outstanding improvement of curricula or of teaching methods;

  4. distinctive performance in the successful supervision of research students;

  5. introduction of significantly improved and innovative assessment practices;

  6. leadership in the development and implementation of methods of quality assurance in teaching, assessment and curriculum development;

  7. conduct of high quality evaluations of curricula, and teaching and assessment practices;

  8. professional contribution related to teaching both inside and outside the University;

  9. academic awards or distinctions for teaching, including honorary degrees and prizes;

  10. playing a leadership role in the professional development of others, such as acting as a mentor;

  11. significant contributions to literature on teaching;

  12. securing teaching grants;

  13. consultancies on teaching;

  14. editorship and refereeing in regard to teaching publications;

  15. the recognition achieved by previous or current students in teaching, research, professional and other communities;

  16. evidence of a leadership role in professional teaching development activities, such as coordinating and leading seminars, workshops etc.;

  17. invitations to visit at a senior level in other tertiary institutions or government agencies, invitations to undertake professional advisory work, invited public lectures or invitations to give keynote addresses;

  18. sustained provision of course advice as a recognised and trained advisor; and

  19. evidence of recognition outside the Division and the University as an outstanding teacher, including wānanga (for example, Kura Reo) and outreach programmes such as Science Wānanga.

A list of possible achievements in research, advancing professional practice or commercialisation might include:




  1. evidence of outstanding contributions in basic and/or strategic and/or applied research including successfully advancing professional practice and successful knowledge/technology transfer for commercialisation of research; and

  2. evidence of outstanding achievement arising from research grants.

  3. significant research related prizes, awards, honours, fellowships;

  4. being awarded nationally or internationally competitive external research grants;

  5. continuing outstanding engagement in a scholarly field, evidence of which might include editorship, or editorial board membership, of journals and other publications, and key-note roles in conferences or meetings;

  6. ability to attract graduate students or to sponsor students into higher-level research qualifications, positions or opportunities because of his or her research reputation; and

  7. research-related citations and favourable review;

  8. being invited to address companies about applications of research;

  9. being awarded industrial research grants.

  10. contribution to the development of research students, to new and emerging researchers, and to a vital high-quality research environment;

  11. sustained attraction and successful supervision of research students;

  12. outstanding leadership in the generation of collaborative research programmes within the University and/or with external bodies such as industry and other tertiary institutions;

  13. significant academic awards or distinctions, including honorary degrees and prizes;

  14. design and implementation of significant research programmes;

  15. leadership in the development and implementation of methods of quality assurance in research;

  16. a significant international reputation for research findings;

  17. significant contribution and leadership to the relevant research communities;

  18. originality in applied work, such as development of new techniques or improvement of established techniques which have been accepted in the research community;

  19. publication of books and articles in journals and through publishing houses of high national/international standing, and citations of these in the research literature;

  20. editorship and refereeing in regard to research publications;

  21. publication of reports commissioned by government agencies and international organisations;

  22. successful application for patents and licences based on original research;

  23. a record of effective contribution to the development of a discipline in the wider community;

  24. invitations to visit at a senior level in other tertiary institutions or government agencies, invitations to undertake professional advisory work, invited public lectures or invitations to give keynote addresses;

  25. significant contribution to the University's internationalisation goals, e.g., international collaborations in research, professional practice and scholarly activities; and

  26. significant contribution to the University’s Māori development goals in research, which might include, for example, development of Māori research students, sustained research linkages with iwi and other Māori communities and organizations, or contributions to the Māori research environment generally or Māori knowledge specifically.

A list of possible achievements in advancing professional practice might include:




  1. original designs, such as the production of prototypes, creative or original work in art, literary works and music;

  2. commissioned work and outcomes of the work;

  3. dissemination of professional practice to other members in the field through activities such as editorship or editorial board membership;

  4. involvement in the solution of practical problems experienced by industry, government and professional or the research community;

  5. influence in the development of a profession;

  6. leadership role in professional/learned societies;

  7. professional peer recognition of significant competence in contributions to the work of a profession at a national or international level;

  8. professional consultancies where there is scholarly output;

  9. leadership role in quality assurance methods;

  10. membership of government and/or industry and/or professional advisory bodies;

  11. membership of international delegations in the area of expertise;

  12. professional awards or citations; and

  13. an international standing in the advancement of knowledge and/or professional practice.

A list of possible achievements in service to the Department, University, the external community or profession might include:




  1. a significant leadership and management role, including service as Head of Department, in a substantial unit which contributes to the University’s goals;

  2. successful communication of scholarship to the non-specialised public;

  3. a leadership role in the development of a field of study in the wider community and contribution to public debates on issues of importance in the community;

  4. demonstrating collegiality within the Department/School or externally;

  5. demonstrating leadership in the fostering of collegiality among the staff members of the Department/School;

  6. sustained and substantial administrative competence which has benefited the University. Note: membership of administrative committees and/or the holding of administrative appointments is not sufficient without evidence of leadership and important achievements;

  7. significant contribution to Māori development within the University Community;

  8. significant contribution to the development of the Māori Strategic framework;

  9. providing advice within the University on kawa, tikanga Māori, te reo Māori or other aspects of Te Ao Māori;

  10. in accordance with local kawa and/or tikanga Māori, leading events such as Māori pre-graduation ceremonies, conferences, hui or official welcomes for or within the University;

  11. engagement in community service such as Hands-on-Science, Science Wānanga or health outplacement programmes;

  12. membership of government and/or industry advisory bodies;

  13. professional leadership achieved by the development of close and continuing associations with industry, commerce, government or the community generally; and

  14. provision of leadership in the development and implementation of health and safety measures in teaching and research.



1 Research only staff do not need to comment on teaching or provide student evaluations.

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