A revised promotions process is planned for introduction in 2022 in a graduated approach that will also provide you with the option of using the current process. Full implementation is planned for the 2023 promotions round.

This website is your central point for information about the progress of the Academic Promotions review and how you can contribute your feedback.

How the review will benefit you

The Academic Promotions review aims to refresh and strengthen the promotions policy and processes so that their application achieves transparency, consistency in the consideration of achievement relative to opportunity, and is aligned with ACU’s Mission and strategic intent.

It will also consider how related processes and practices that impact career development and progression for academic staff are integrated.

This is a consultative process. ACU will actively seek input from academic staff members from a range of disciplines, career pathways and experiences to enable us to support your career progression in the future.

Participating in consultation sessions and providing your feedback will ensure that your experience and ideas contribute to the review.

Key review activities

This review will include the below activities:

  • Establishment of the Academic Promotions Review Governance Group and Academic Promotions Review Advisory Group to oversee and progress the review process.
  • The discovery phase, involving:
    • understanding the current process, including what’s working well and areas for improvement through review and comprehensive stakeholder consultation
    • an environmental scan of domestic and international universities’ academic promotions processes.
  • Documentation of proposed changes to academic promotions and related processes informed by the environmental scan and consultation.
  • Development of revised Academic Promotions policies, procedures, and guideline documents (and related academic processes where required) for consultation and approval.
  • Implementation of the revised process for the 2022 promotions round (applicants will still have the option of using the current process).
  • Full implementation of the revised process in the 2023 promotions round.

Have your say

Participate in consultation sessions

Extensive consultation with academic staff to inform the review will commence mid-July and continue through August.

Academic staff will be able to contribute suggestions for improving the Academic Promotions process by attending a consultation session. You are invited to register for one of the sessions listed below.

Feedback on the process of applying for promotion workshop (for staff who have applied for promotion to level B or C)

Feedback on the process of applying for promotion workshop (for staff who have applied for promotion to level D or E)

Gathering evidence of activity, quality, impact and esteem when applying for promotion and considerations when deciding whether to apply for promotion (for staff who have NOT applied for promotion at any level)

Gathering evidence of activity, quality, impact and esteem when applying for promotion (for staff WHO HAVE applied for promotion at any level)

Compete the feedback form

Our online feedback form will allow you to lodge questions and include suggestions to improve the Academic Promotions process.

Provide feedback

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email your enquiry to Academic Promotions Review

Page last updated on 12/07/2021

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