CLD and HRSC are offering a series of workshops which are designed to help staff better understand and optimise the benefits of the MPS process.
Find out how to set and write work objectives that are SMART and aligned with faculty/centre's operational plan and ECU's strategic priorities.
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Keep it simple. MPS promotes achievements, opportunity, development and commitment to the University.
Preparing for the meeting
To prepare for the meeting with your supervisor, you should review your achievements and performance outcomes against your agreed work objectives in the past performance period, reflecting on both your specific and overall performance. You should collect evidence that demonstrates how you achieved or did not achieve the work objectives that were set in the previous year. Duties, responsibilities and accountabilities performed should also be noted.
Examples of evidence may include: samples of work produced, customer feedback (internal & external), academic/ teaching portfolio, grant submissions and acceptance, UTEI/RAI points, publications, professional development events and activities undertaken.
Reference should also be drawn from position descriptions or position classification standards relevant to the position, and for Academic Staff, the academic role.
You should have an initial overview of how well you achieved your agreed work objectives and targets, based on the evidence gathered.
Proposing work objectives for the coming year
Next step is to consider broadly, your work objectives for the next performance period and to identify professional development, resources and support that may be required to achieve the objectives. Review your faculty/centre's operational plan to determine the key work priorities and targets for the work area. You may get direction from your supervisor on what the key work priorities are for the upcoming year.
The following sources may assist you and your supervisor in determining the key priorities and work objectives:
- ECU: Engaging Minds; Engaging Communities. Towards 2020
- Faculty/centre budget
- Faculty/ centre operational plan
- Academic Activity Areas (including UTEI, RAI)
- Academic Leadership and Administrative Roles in Faculties Policy
- Position Classification Standards
- Position descriptions
- Feedback from surveys, quality audits and reviews
- Your previous years' "My Work Plan"
Organising the meeting
Before you meet with your supervisor, gather all the relevant documents to be referred to during the meeting. Your supervisor may ask you to schedule a time to conduct the MPS meeting and they should highlight what you can expect will be discussed at the review and planning meeting, so there are no surprises.
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