Phase 2a has replaced the paper based Academic Development Agreements and moved them to an electronic format. The OnBase form utilises information we already hold about the individual, and builds over each stage in the process, allowing targets to be updated at each stage before submission for the final stage of achieving permanency, gaining approval at each stage until it is submitted to Academic Staffing Committee (ASC). There is no change to the process or content of the agreements, just a move to an online process.
Phase 2 utilises existing relevant data already held within iTrent and the Research Information System, which will support the academic in completing the agreement and achieving permanency. By combining this key data and committee information in OnBase, it enables information to be passed directly to the decision makers in the process, triggering update notifications to each stakeholder throughout the process, incorporating the following benefits:
- Paper based process changed to time saving electronic process utilising information already held on individuals to avoid duplicating entries.
- A central record of the Academic Adviser will now be held for each new academic.
- Each stage is approved and finally sent to ASC.
- Targets are set and agreed with ASC, progress against the targets are updated throughout the process. Draft agreements can be work flowed to Academic Advisers, HODs and Executive Deans for feedback prior to submission to ASC.
- One seamless document to support the permanency process (and cases where permanency and promotion are being applied for simultaneously).
- Information taken from the Research Information System to ensure accuracy and to eliminate duplication.
- Key information held in iTrent, and committee data passed directly to decision makers with automatic notifications sent throughout.
- The link to the agreement is a personalised link, this can be accessed via HR Organiser.
- HODs and Executive Deans can retrieve all their agreements in one place, showing the stage of the agreement.
- The ability for HoD and Executive Deans to share agreements for discussion in senior meetings via an email created by OnBase.