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					Professional Development and Review Scheme (PDR) Questionnaire

Name:-……………………………ID number:-…………Vacancy ref. number:-………

This questionnaire is issued to all applicants for lecturing posts on UE08 or below. It
will be used as part of the selection process and, if successful, in your development
to meet the full requirements of the post. Please refer to the URL below for further
scheme information and complete and return it with your application.
     http://www.humanresources.ed.ac.uk/development/PDR/PDRIndex.htm

Teaching Experience
1. Please tick appropriate boxes below to indicate what experience - if any - you have
of teaching at university level to date?

None (If ticked please go to Q3)

                                             For less      1 > 3 years    3 - 5 years   Over 5
                                             than 1 year                                years
Experience as a teaching assistant
(e.g. helping out with tutorials/seminars,
and/or labs, practicals or fieldwork)

Experience in a full-time lecturing
post


Other (please specify)


2. If you already have some university teaching experience, what form(s) did it take?
Please indicate which of the following is applicable, and the extent of your experience

                                                  For less than   1> 3        3–5         Over 5
                                                  1 year          years       years       years

Lecturing/large-group teaching


Small-group teaching
(e.g. tutorials, seminars)


Practicum teaching
(lab/practical/fieldwork/clinical)


Academic guidance and support to students


Assessment
(marking coursework assignments, tests,
exams)


Course design and development




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3. Please state below what experience, if any, you have of teaching and assessment
practices in Scottish and/or UK universities?

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4. Have you undertaken any formal courses to train as a lecturer?


Yes                       No


If 'yes', please give details below:-

Courses :-                                                            Dates :-

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5. Are you prepared to undertake (further) training and/or courses to help develop
your lecturing skills?

Yes                       No



6. What (further) training, guidance and support in university teaching would you find
helpful?

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Research Experience

7. What is your experience of research work?

Please list four most important publications in last 5 years (include titles) :

1.

2.

3.

4.




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Research Contracts/Grants        Total:       No._______    £______________

Awarded in Last 5 years as PI                 No._______    £______________



        Please give details of any current research
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    9. Have your research grants been awarded by any of the following?


                                                      Yes                 No
    Research Councils


    Commercial Organisations


    European Initiatives


    International Organisations




    10. Have you undertaken supervision of PhD students?

    Yes                     No



    If yes, how many have you supervised :-

    As 1st supervisor in the last 5 years        As 2nd supervisor in the last 5 years



    11. Have you previously been included in formal evaluations of research
    achievements and strengths (e.g. the UK Research Assessment Exercise or similar
    initiatives in other countries)


    Yes                     No




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Administration Experience

12. In the box below, please indicate your involvement in the last 5 years in any of
the following roles: -

   • Academic/pastoral guidance to students (e.g. as a student adviser, personal
   tutor or director of studies)

   • Course organisation and management (e.g. as a module director, year leader,
   programme coordinator)

   •   In student recruitment and admission

   • In other administrative or committee work, or as member of an advisory
   group, task force or working party




I agree that, should I be appointed to a lecturing post at the University of Edinburgh, I
will undertake any PDR activities as discussed with my appraiser.


Signed……………………………………………………..Date……………………….


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