Departmental Review Panels
Heads of Departments should ensure that all staff are considered as to whether they are eligible for an ECA.
At each stage throughout the ECA procedure, those involved in recommending, assessing and confirming promotions should take particular note of the special circumstances of those members of staff who are on part-time or fixed-term contracts or who are on externally funded contracts. In addition, they are reminded that, as an equal opportunity employer, the University aims to treat all people equally irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age or political belief.
Before making a recommendation for ECAs, the Head of Department must convene a Departmental Review Panel (DRP) meeting(s) to include colleagues with knowledge reflecting a range of areas and expertise.
The DRP should discuss outcomes from SRDS round, consider all staff in the Department to determine whether they should be considered for an ECA based on the nature of their role and their performance in relation to the Departmental/Faculty/University objectives.
Heads of Departments should ensure staff are aware of the date of the DRP meeting(s) and provide a deadline by which staff should submit any documentation as determined by the Head of Department for consideration by the DRP.
The DRP will make recommendations for those staff identified by the Department to be awarded an ECA to a broader Faculty/Professional Services based panel (as determined by the Faculty/Professional Services Executive) to allow for final ratification of the Departmental decisions, taking into account, cross-Faculty moderation and perspective.