SRDS Reviewers Briefing Andrea Jackson, Jo Rowell & Andy Dougill March 2011.
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SRDS Reviewers Briefing Andrea Jackson, Jo Rowell & Andy Dougill March 2011
Content Timescales and outcomes Meeting discussion points School Strategic priorities Research Quality & Impact (incl. link to RRNA process); Improving student experience Recruitment contributions Managing expectations Closing the review process
Timescales and Outcomes Timescales 100 % of reviews complete with paperwork signed by Head before end July 11. Rigorous checking & chasing ! Outcomes An agreed set of SMART objectives Clarity of priorities An appropriate training and development plan
Meeting discussion points Successes and achievements Feedback sought from others (3 good, 3 to improve) Issues raised in the SRDS form Job description School strategic priorities Objectives for the next 12 months – taking into account: – School objectives; – Overall workload; – Career aspirations (incl. Grade profiles).
Meeting discussion points (continued) Leadership and management standard (expectations for supporting others) => team-working development & support Future career development (including specific promotion discussion if appropriate / requested) Health and safety requirements associated with the role (e.g. people / lab management) Evaluation of past training and development Future training and development needs
School Strategic Priorities (part 1) Research Quality & Impact Raise quality of research outputs – Need to set high research ambitions for academic & research staff with SRDS a key route for ensuring discussion of needs for achieving this. Must be a minimum of 3* REF – As per Research Charter & RRNA report (to be circulated this week) identify & discuss actions possible to enhance research quality &/or impacts – Include discussion of research group functioning, team teaching 7 support provided to others as well as that they wish to receive – Discuss PhD supervision and student performance / outputs as part of the Research Discussion
School Strategic Priorities (part 2) Student Experience Enhance quality of student experience – Request to see and discuss L+T feedback received and to consider actions undertaken to improve quality of student experience – Discuss the way in which the changing nature of student expectations, fees and access to new technologies will affect nature of modules taught in the years ahead – Consider feasibility of rationalising modules and their assessment (&/or programmes) – Reflect on general assessment & feedback concerns raised via NSS etc.
School Strategic Priorities (part 3) Enhance School Profile & Student Recruitment – Explicitly discuss how can in marketing and student recruitment efforts, such as ensuring discussion re web content and their upgrade of content for pages relevant to them – Building of international & industrial partnerships where feasible Work more effectively together – Improve systems & processes including creating flexible roles & improved cover relations (support & academic staff) – Build strong collegial academic communities cross-School See - http://see.leeds.ac.uk/typo3/internal-users/planning/http://see.leeds.ac.uk/typo3/internal-users/planning/
SRDS Packs Copy of the last review form Review meeting guidance (Academic packs) Workload model summary (Academic packs) Research Review & Needs Analysis form (for completion by end June) Job description – if the HR file does not include a JD there will be a note requesting the production of a description during the coming months The Leadership and Management standards Please ensure you receive the pack from your reviewee at least 3 days before the SRDS meeting.
Managing Expectations Clearly flag on the SRDS form issues for the attention of the Head of School e.g.: Workload issues Requirement for review of a job description Career development Agree with your reviewee that issues will be referred to the HoS for further discussion.
Closing the formal review Write a summary of the meeting (section 4.1 of the form) Document the agreed objectives (section 4.2) Log training and development needs in section 7 Clearly flag issues for the Head of School Agree sections 4 and 7 with reviewee Forward the form to Kate Higham before 31 st July. Diarise at least one interim ‘catch up’ meeting.
SRDS Resources University documents : SRDS scheme documents www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/development/srds.htm "Making the most of the annual SRDS meeting" http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/policy/documents/SRDSnotes.doc The criteria for all grades: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/promotions/promotions_criteria.htm Guidance notes for staff reviewers on how to formulate development plan: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/policy/documents/SRDSdevelopmentplanguidance.doc Leadership and Management Standard: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/sddu/personal/people_management.html
SRDS Resources School documents : http://see.leeds.ac.uk/typo3/internal- users/administration/hr/#c887 Links to: School Planning website including the School Strategy map Reviewer - Reviewee pairings School organisational chart Workload frequently asked questions
Contacts Kate Higham, School HR Administrator: 35201: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Jo Rowell, Faculty HR Manager: 35774: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Lynsey Leeman, Faculty HR Officer 34670 firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Dougill, Head of School: 36782 Andrea Jackson, Deputy Head of School: 36728