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Durham University

Annual Development Review (ADR)

The ADR Form

The most important aspect of the review is the review discussion; the ADR form will help the reviewer and reviewee structure the meeting and provide a summary of the discussion for future reference.

The ADR is an opportunity for all staff to have a formal discussion about their role. They will receive feedback on their performance and will understand how the work they do contributes to the success of their department.

It is also an opportunity for staff to highlight and discuss their achievements and receive recognition for them, as well as identify areas for improvement and/or personal/professional development.

All staff will agree objectives/priorities for the coming year that will help focus their efforts towards their department's strategic objectives and priorities. The review is also an opportunity for staff to highlight any problems they may have encountered in their role and to explore and discuss ways these may be addressed.

There are different forms for different staff categories and the amount of information written on the review form will depend on the individual and the complexity of their role.

The guidance notes available on the links below will help reviewers and reviewees complete the sections on the form.

For further guidance and for examples of completed forms please follow the related links on the righthand side of this page.

For word copies of the forms please click on the links below.

ADR for Academic Staff - 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.

ADR for Research Staff

ADR for Professional Services Staff

ADR for Professional Services Staff (for grades 1 and 2)