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Teaching and Scholarship


The general timetable for the ACP T&S scheme is below. To find the timetable for the current scheme can be found in the related links section of this page. 

Process Stage Indicative Dates

Before Application

  • The ACP CV scheme is available and participation by potential applicants is encouraged.
  • Staff Review and Development (SRD) process is followed in institutions.  
  • Applicants seek advice on promotion from Head of Institution (or other senior academic).
  • The Head of Institution actively reviews list of eligible staff (provided by HR).
  • Committee memberships are agreed and meeting dates confirmed.
Ongoing once ACP exercise is launched

Applications and Deadline for Submission

  • Applications will be submitted to the HR Division to apply for promotion (ACP T&S - Prom) or progression (ACP T&S - Prog) in line with the specified Assessment Criteria.
  • Applicants agree referees with Head of Institution, where required, and include names on their application.   
September / mid-October

HR Division

  • The HR Division checks applications are complete. 
  • Liaises with FC Chair/Secretary to determine appropriate referees and takes up references and statements.
  • Review application content and takes necessary action in preparation for the FC meeting. 
October - January

Faculty Committee (FC)

  • At the FC meeting applications are evaluated, scores are awarded and they are ranked in accordance with the Assessment Criteria.  
By end January

Submission of documentation to School Committee (SC)

  • Complete and checked applicant documentation is submitted to HR Division, to be progressed to the School Committee (SC).

School Committee (SC)

  • SC reviews the ranking and scores of each application, checks the scoring has been consistently applied, decides scores under the Assessment Criteria, then creates a single ranked list of applicants for each academic office/post.

Vice-Chancellor's Committee (VCC)

  • The VCC moderates between each of the SCs to ensure a consistent approach has been achieved, then makes its recommendations to the General Board (GB) for approval.  

General Board

  • The GB receives the recommendations from the VCC and confirms its support for promotion/progression under the ACP T&S Scheme.
  • A Report is published in the Reporter in June confirming approval of all promotions.
  • Applicants are advised of the outcome.
  • Titles of Professors and Teaching Professors are published in a Notice in the Reporter in July.
  • Promotion/progression effective from start of next academic year, 1 October.
June and July

Feedback and Appeals

  • Final date for feedback (early in July).
  • Final date for lodging of Appeals (later in July).

Appeals Committee

  • Appeals are heard.
  • If the Appeal stage of the exercise is not completed by October, applicants who wish to re-apply can submit applications before the outcome of the appeal is known. 
August - December