Status and Details

Status and Details

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

Academic Promotions Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 4th May 2021 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 4th May 2022 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Director, Human Resources The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 4th May 2021 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date To Be Advised This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Head of Work Unit Sharon Farquhar
Director, Human Resources
+61 2 66203768
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Author Rebecca Moore

+61 2 66203736
This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Nick Mazzer
Manager, Workplace Relations and HR Business Partnerships
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The Academic Promotion cycle is a milestone event every year. It recognises and rewards talent, growth and contribution as a fundamental part of who SCU is and what we need to do together as a University community.

At the end of 2020 the Academic Promotions Committee took pause for thought about the then existing academic promotions policy framework and looked to sharpen the framework in three areas:

1) Achievement Relative to Opportunity - More evident in 2020 than ever before were circumstances where there may have been interruptions to the progress that staff were experiencing in the development of their career and their track record. The changes in the policy allow staff to more sharply reflect on interruptions to their career and their achievements relative to opportunity, and to give applicants the chance to share this so the Academic Promotion Committee can understand their accomplishments in the most positive light.

2) Performance Excellence and Impact - As we move to the future the University is defining, expecting and achieving excellence and impact in everything we do. Applicants are asked to reflect on the way that they define excellence and impact, and align their activities to clearly generate impact and excellence in the various dimensions of their work that is demonstrable in their promotion application.

3) Professional Standards and Conduct " The new Professional Standards and Conduct criteria asks applicants to be more declarative about how they contribute to the University and the way they have thoughtfully prosecuted the development of their career to align to SCU’s strategy and goals. This addition provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognise outstanding corporate citizenship formally through the Academic Promotions process.

Clauses Amended:Policy: 3, 11, 12, 14, 19, 21, 23-25, 27-32, 41