The Annual Voluntary Interim Development Review meeting provides Assistant Professors with feedback on their progress, including identification of areas that need further attention and focus. All Assistant Professors are invited to submit a draft portfolio for a Voluntary Interim Development Review. A Development Review Group (DRG) meets annually to provide feedback to Assistant Professors on a voluntary basis on their development to-date. The group consists of least four academics at Associate Professor or Professor level.

Portfolios must be submitted in advance of the Voluntary Interim Development Review Meeting. The meeting of the DRG will normally be scheduled in the first semester of each academic year, and will take account of the timing of progression calls. 

The DRG will provide feedback  on the following:   

  • Evidence of emerging strength but where further attention is required. 
  • Areas where development is required.   
  • Advice and recommendations to enhance the portfolio.

The Development Review Group’s remit is purely developmental and advisory, and has no role or input into formal reviews within the university. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Professor to ensure that his/her work is advancing and developing.

How do I participate? 

If you wish to participate, the portfolio document must be completed and submitted to will be submitted to the Development Review Group (DRG).  

Please use this version of the document for submissions.   (Please be aware that the portfolio may be subject to change prior to an actual progression call).   

Your portfolio should include the following: 

  • Research and Scholarship 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Service to the department, faculty, university, profession and the wider community. 

Examples of evidence are given in the “View Help” field on the document.  Evidence of both qualitative and quantitative measures should be included.  

Anyone submitting should: 

  1. Be aware that the portfolio may be subject to change prior to an actual progression call.   
  2. Adhere to the word limits. 

Note that all information supporting your case should be included in the portfolio document itself.  Submissions should aim to limit/eliminate use of appendices.  SET evaluations and/or Module Satisfaction Surveys can be attached. 


This process is open to all Assistant Professors.   

Closing Date

The closing date for submission is mid December.  No submissions or additional material will be accepted after the closing date.  Please note that the Development Review Group aims to meet the following February and feedback will follow. Deadlines will be confirmed closer to the date.

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