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Exeter Academic Review and Implementation

About the Exeter Academic Review

In July 2022, the Exeter Academic Review group (chaired by Professor Rich Smith- DVC Strategy Integration and Resource) was commissioned, with the aim of reviewing the promotion and progression (inc probation) structures for academic colleagues, to create a reward, recognition and promotion scheme that values and recognises excellence across all academic career paths. Membership of the group included PVCs and DPVCs from all faculties as well as representation from UCU.

The review used the feedback from the academic community (collected via two feedback periods autumn 2022 and spring 2023) and external sector-wide research undertaken by an external consultant to produce 16 recommendations. These recommendations were then presented to Senate and UEB, 12 recommendations were approved, 2 required further investigation and 2 were not approved.

Implementation of Recommendations

Implementation of the 12 recommendations will take place over the 2023/24 academic year and will be overseen by Professor Dan Charman and a small implementation group. Details of the recommendations can be viewed here.