Performance Planning and Review Protocol
Excerpt from the UNE Strategic Plan 2011-2015
We know that the challenges we face in this next phase of our history are significant. The policy settings for higher education have shifted dramatically and there is a range of other external factors that create uncertainty in our student markets.
As many or most universities seek to grow domestic numbers substantially post 2012, the Armidale campus of UNE will maintain its focus on the quality of the student experience and make its personalised experience a distinguishing feature of the University. UNE aspires to be the nation’s highest quality provider of online and blended delivery courses and to attract students from around the country and the world, drawn by the quality of our residential college system, online student experience and our reputation for excellence.
For more information about PPR, please contact Geoff Smith at the Organisational Development Unit.
UNE recognises that its most important resource is its people. Like all universities and higher education providers, UNE is being asked to be significantly more productive and efficient, more active in developing its strengths in teaching, learning and research, and more able to operate competitively in an environment where flexibility, speed, quality and responsiveness to our key stakeholders are vital to the University.
Performance planning and review protocols have been included within general and academic staff workplace agreements at UNE and within the university sector, for some time. It is imperative that we now work together to implement the updated protocol for identifying development needs and assessing performance. UNE’s continued success as a higher education institution depends upon full participation in the protocol.
An ongoing performance planning and review process for all staff will define individual and team goals and standards. UNE’s Performance Planning and Review Protocol is the principal tool for aligning staff goals and achievements with the University’s strategic and operational objectives. More than a process to be simply complied with, UNE’s Performance Planning and Review Protocol helps staff to focus their activities—and to translate them into meaningful and successful outcomes. The additional aim of this process is to develop a workplace culture that values and recognises high performance as well as serving as a tool for the University to invest in the professional development of its staff.
It is only in recognising our strengths and weaknesses, and in being prepared to build a culture of continuous improvement that we can be in a position to achieve distinction in our teaching, learning and research for the University.