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Durham University

Annual Development Review (ADR)

ADR Policy

The ADR is an opportunity for staff to reflect upon their contribution to the university, to consider goals and priorities for the future and to discuss what support, learning and development will enable them to reach their full potential.

Rather than an annual event the ADR should be seen as a cycle of opportunities, at agreed intervals throughout the year, to meet informally to discuss feedback on progress towards objectives and to update or revisit any development plan identified at the initial ADR meeting.

To enable staff to fully participate in the ADR there are now different forms for different staff groups, for example there are forms for academic staff (with a dedicated section for teaching fellows), staff on research only contracts, professional support services staff, and operations and facilities stO read the ADR Policy click hereaff.

To read the ADR policy click here. 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.