UCU representatives recently met with members of the senior management team to discuss their plans for the new round of appraisals for academic and teaching staff. An email has been sent to Surrey UCU members with copies of the proposed appraisal documentation, and a link to SurveyMonkey that allows you to record feedback on these proposals anonymously.
The survey will close on the 25th of April .
In summary, the research targets have changed in the proposals as follows:
“For Professors and Readers – Achieve a minimum of six outputs over a four year period of which at least two are world leading quality and the others are at least internationally excellent quality.
For Senior Lecturers and Lecturers – Achieve a minimum of four outputs over a four year period of which at least one is world leading quality and the others are at least internationally excellent quality.”
The MEQ target remains at 4.1, rather than increasing to 4.15 as originally planned. MEQ scores appear as a pre-set target rather than an example.
The forms for academic staff are now completely separate from the forms for teaching fellows.
There are quite a few further changes so i would encourage everyone to read the attachments in order that we can get a comprehensive response of all aspects.
Email Alison Cottell if you haven’t received the documents and the SurveyMonkey link.