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Durham University

Annual Development Review (ADR)

Annual Development Review (ADR)

The University's Strategy to 2027 is underpinned by a set of values:

Inspiring - By stimulating an instinct to challenge, encouraging innovative thinking and taking our responsibilities seriously, we foster a culture that inspires the extraordinary

Challenging - Always curious, we challenge ourselves and each other to answer the big questions and create a positive impact in the world

Innovative - From creative teaching practices and cutting edge research to new ways of working, innovation is at the heart of what

Enabling - We create the opportunities, support and freedom for everyone at Durham to become the best they can be now, and for the future.

The University’s strategic objectives underpinned by these values will enable the university to deliver world-leading and world-changing research across all core academic departments and institutes; education that is challenging, difficult, enabling, research-led and transformative; and, through our Colleges, Experience Durham and Durham Students’ Union, a wider student experience to rival the best in the world.

The University’s People Strategy is aligned with the characteristics and values outlined above and reinforces the University’s commitment to the professional development and support of all staff irrespective of role and grade

The Annual Development Review provides our staff with appropriate feedback and focussed development opportunities which will enable them to maximise their contribution towards the continued success of Durham University. It is a process through which all our employees have the opportunity to reflect upon their performance, consider goals and priorities for the future and what support and learning and development will enable them to reach their full potential.

The Annual Development Review is designed based on the understanding that the updating of technical and professional skills and knowledge is an on-going activity enabling our staff to contribute to the success of their team, department and University as a whole.

Please note the Annual Development Review policy is under review for all colleagues that are eligible to be considered by the academic progression and promotion process.