Academic APD process

When is the formal Academic APD process?

The key timelines for the formal Academic APD process will be conducted between 4 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

  • August–September 2022: APD preparation and IAP review and update. 
  • 4 October: APD process commences. 
  • 31 January: Self-evaluation is due for all staff.
  • 28 February: Academic APD conversation completed and Manager evaluation due.  
  • 31 March: HoS / Institute Director approval due. APD process closes. 

Who is included in the Academic APD cohort?

The Academic process applies to Levels A - E.

If you are an Academic staff member on a three-year probationary period you will not complete the APD process on the standard timelines. Instead you will complete 'Ad-hoc APD' processes as part of your Mid-Year and Final Review processes.

 Probation website

Academic staff set goals and reflect against the following goal domains (as aligned with the Criteria for Academic Performance):

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Supervision and Researcher Development
  • Citizenship and Service

What is required for the Academic APD Process?

1. APD Preparation

Prepare for the APD process by reviewing and updating the enhanced Individual Activity Profile (IAP).  

The Individual Activity Profile (IAP) is a 'one-stop-shop' that provides each academic staff member with a suite of data articulating their academic contribution and output relevant to academic achievement.

Individual Activity Profile (IAP) enhancements explained

To access APD documentation, please visit Workday.

Workday login

Academic APD Workday Demonstration Video

Previous Appraisal Process

From October 2022 and launch of APD, previous appraisal forms will no longer be used. The alignment between the new and old forms is outlined below.

  • Form A: Enhanced Individual Activity Profile (IAP) and comment boxes in APD template
  • Form B: APD template (Goals and career aspirations)
  • Form C: APD template (Domain and overal rating)
  • Form D: Head / Director report in Workday