MGSE staff news

Annual and Triennial Performance Development Review

The Annual and Triennial Performance Development Review (PDR) process is now due to commence.  Academic staff are invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes.

To check your review type (Annual/Triennial) and prepare your document, please log in to Academic Careers @ Melbourne.Comprehensive information regarding the PDR process, guides for academics and supervisors is also available through this link.

Annual Review Procedure

Triennial Performance Review Procedure

Review Period:

  • The period of review for those having an Annual Performance Review is 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.
  • The period of review for those having a Triennial Performance Review is 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021.

Academic staff must complete their annual and triennial performance reviews online. The approach is similar to last year's and is intended to be a positive  career development experience.

Kindly completed your review online by 25 February 2022. Remember to include your CV and any relevant documents.

Triennial Review Panel meeting dates will be confirmed soon.

Please note that the PDR process must be completed by April 30, 2022.

More information: Mary Gatt — HR Business Partner, MGSE.

Academic Promotions Briefings

The Academic Promotions briefings provide an overview of the University promotion process and development of an argued case for promotion in the
context of the University's Academic Performance Framework. Academics applying for promotion in 2022 are encouraged to attend. Additional sessions for female academics will complement the general sessions.

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2023 University Dates

The 2023 University Dates are now published online. The 2022 dates have already been published and can also be viewed at the link below.

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Adobe Creative Cloud now available to all staff

Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of over 20 desktop and mobile apps to enable diverse digital design services. As part of an enterprise agreement, it
is now available for all University employees, via the staff portal. Separate rules apply for honoraries and the staff of University affiliates.

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An editor's guide to The Conversation

Academic staff are invited to attend a one-hour session on how and why to write for The Conversation hosted by the Researcher Development Unit.
Executive Editor Liz Minchin will go through how to pitch an idea and how to write for The Conversation's non-academic readership. There will be opportunity for Q&A afterwards. Join us at 1pm on Thursday 10 February.

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Announcement of Indigenous Knowledge Institute 2022-2023 research themes

The Indigenous Knowledge Institute is thrilled to announce our 2022-2023 research themes and their respective project teams:

  • Healthy Country
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Health and Justice.

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Automating the creation of Confidentiality Agreements is now available

The Neota Logic application is now available to automate the creation for both research and non-research related University standard Confidentiality Agreements (CA) and so significantly improving on the old manual tasks.

Whoever had submitted a CA in the past may recall challenges in selecting   and completing the correct templates, distributing agreements in either a hard copy format or via email and then coordinating sign offs by multiple parties. All this contributed to errors and significant delays in turnaround times.

Since August, the Neota Logic application has been available for staff to create Material Transfer Agreement. Staff using the application are saying that the application has significantly improved efficiencies in creating Agreements and facilitating approvals.

Access and find out more about the Neota Logic application, including a demonstration video and frequently asked questions here.

More information
Research CAs – contact
Non-research CAs – contact

Blended Synchronous Learning Training

Field Services is running Blended Synchronous Learning (BSL) Training in preparation for Semester 1 2022.

It is for lecturers who are doing dual delivery teaching (half the students online and half the students onsite) in BSL spaces at Parkville campus.

It is being offered leading up to Semester 1, with follow up training also available.

For any bookings requiring a one on one or group session, please submit your request via this link:

University Square car park price increase

The fee for public car park use has increased, effective 1 January 2022.

This increase will not impact staff discount or salary sacrifice rate prices. 

This fee increase only effects University Square car park and Weekends rates for University Square, Royal Parade and Eastern Precinct carparks.

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Early Career Academic Teams site

The ECAC Leadership for 2022 (Dr Mahtab Janfada & Dr Maree Martinussen) has decided to build a Teams site to help all MGSE Early Career Academics (ECAs) feel more connected, included, and to foster a deeper sense of community.

This is important to provide equal and systematic access to information and opportunities (grants, professional development, and seminars), as well as ongoing awareness of ECAC's visions, goals, and achievements.

We have attempted to include all ECAs already on the site; however, if you are a new ECA at MGSE or have not been included to the team, please contact and we will ensure that you are included.

MTeach Induction Day Volunteers

We are looking for staff volunteers to assist with the Induction Days for the MTeach Course.

Roles include:

  • Guiding students to rooms
  • Covid marshals checking vaccination passports
  • Set up and pack down of catering tables (yes, and free food).
Monday 21 Feb 11.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday 22 Feb 8.30am - 10am AND/OR 12pm - 1.30pm
Wednesday 23 Feb 8.30am - 10am

Staff interested in volunteering are invited to provide their contact information and availability using the following spreadsheet:

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