Charles Sturt University
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Academic Promotion using the CSU Academic Framework

CSU's promotion policy and procedures have been reviewed and revised since 2015. A primary motivation for this was to ensure greater recognition via promotion for achievements in Learning and Teaching. An underpinning framework called The CSU Academic was developed and from that, a guide to evidence for promotion. Academics applying for promotion (and probation) are asked to provide evidence of achievement in three domains of academic activity: Promoting learning, Influencing university/profession/community, and Creating knowledge. CSU teachers should in particular consult the evidence guide for Promoting Learning.

The scope of academic activity include:

  • Personal & professional development
  • Student engagement & learning
  • Application & integration of scholarship
  • Design & development
  • Discovery & extension of new knowledge
  • Leadership & collaboration

The sources of evidence change across levels of academic progression with an increasing focus on peer review of teaching-related activities.

Peer review evidence can be obtained from a range of teaching- and teaching-related activities that include evidence from, for example, teaching performance reports, subject and course design/reviews (internal and external accreditation), assessment practices, awards and grants processes, and scholarship of teaching and learning (publications), among others. Consult The CSU Academic: A guide to evidence in promotion for further examples of activities and evidence.

For advice and mentoring on the Promoting Learning domain of your promotion application, contact Assoc Prof Kogi Naidoo, Director, Learning Academy

Promotion Application Resources

CSU Division of Human Resources page on Policies and Procedures for Promotion

UK Higher Education Academy international benchmarking project on Promoting Teaching