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Cardiff University recognises the need to develop all staff to allow them to meet their full potential and make a valued contribution to the institution as a whole. The Appraisal Scheme is a formal scheme designed to review performance and development needs on an annual basis enabling staff to develop their role in line with the aims of the University through the discussion, review and setting of clear, relevant and measurable objectives in the short, medium and long term.

Further information about appraisal for Clinical Academic Staff is available here.

To aid those who have responsibility to conduct annual appraisals there is also now available a concise and easy to read how to guide for appraisers which aims to:

  • provide clear guidance, for staff with responsibility for conducting annual appraisals, on how to get the best out of the appraisal process.
  • help Schools & Directorates improve the quality of annual appraisals by drawing on experience and good practice already established in the University.

Note: we are updating the downloadable documentation on the right hand menu to reflect the new college structure.

For information or advice regarding the Appraisal Scheme please contact:

Organisational & Staff Development / 02920 879011

 The Way Forward 2012-2017

This details Cardiff University's ambitions, the key performance indicators and guiding principles for our actions. All staff should review The Way Forward web pages when preparing for annual appraisal.

Cardiff University Leadership Framework

The purpose of the Leadership and Management Framework is:

  • To provide all staff who have leadership and management responsibilities with explicit guidelines on what key behaviours, skills and knowledge are required to sustain good leadership and management practice in the University.
  • To support both the University Appraisal Scheme and the institution’s leadership and management development activities so that there is guidance on how to review and discuss the key leadership and management demands that individuals face and identify how they can develop the necessary capability.

The framework can be used by:

  • Appraisers to guide an appraisee’s performance feedback and /or learning and development, when that appraisee has leadership and management responsibilities.

Academic Staff Roles: Teaching and Scholarship and Teaching and Research Pathways

This document sets out the expectations of academic staff employed at Cardiff University on either the Teaching and Scholarship or the Teaching and Research career pathways.  It is intended to provide individual members of staff with guidance on the development of their career, assists Schools in the development of common expectations across the School and in the fair and transparent allocation of workloads.