Reviewee guidance for academics

The following questions can help you

  • How far have you achieved last year’s work-related and developmental objectives?
  • In what ways have you developed your teaching this last year?
  • What CPD have you undertaken and/or contributed to in relation to developing your teaching or the practice of peers this last year? 
  • What feedback on your teaching have you received and how have you acted on it? (from students, colleagues or others or via NSS, Brookes’ Survey of Student Engagement, module evaluations, PETAL/peer observations, etc).
  • In what ways have you participated in teaching team conversations at the module and programme level to support your teaching? 
  • What progress have you made with your research plan (be it subject-focused or teaching scholarship focused)?
  • What were your main challenges last year? How did you overcome them? What else do you need to do? What challenges are foreseen for the coming year? How can you overcome them?
  • Are you adhering to the Brookes Charter?
  • In what ways are you demonstrating leadership in your discipline in research and/or teaching depending on role?
  • If you are a module/programme leader, do you feel well equipped to undertake this role? What else would you like to know to support you in this role? Are the basics are in place? (Refer to the Module Leader’s Guide)
  • How confident are you at using key systems and processes? (e.g. Google, Microsoft Office, Moodle, Zoom, Padlet, Panopto, Tallis Aspire, Radar, Cris, Feedback Studio/GradeMark, Lecture Capture, etc.)
  • What mentoring and coaching have you undertaken to support others?
  • How have you demonstrated the Brookes Guiding Principles and associated behaviours?
  • How have you developed your own knowledge and skills in relation to the specific areas of inclusive practice?
  • What has been the practical impact of this on your own professional practice and behaviour in the workplace?
  • How have you encouraged/supported your colleagues in their knowledge development to embrace diversity and inclusivity?
  • What recognition/awards have you received or are you working towards? (e.g. Associate/Fellow of EXPLORE@Brookes, Senior Fellow/Principal Fellow HEA via the PSF Pathway Programme, Brookes’ Teaching Excellence Fellowships and Brookes Teaching Innovation Projects, Research Excellence Awards, etc.)
  • What are your proposed work-related and developmental (personal, professional and career) objectives for the coming year (to be aligned to faculty/directorate objectives plans)?
  • Using SMART (specific, measurable, agreed, realistic and time-bound) may be helpful.
  • What help and support do you need?

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