Academic Development Program

What is the Academic Development Program (ADP)

A provision for eligible academic staff to undertake a sustained period of academic development - to assist individual members of the academic staff to pursue research; acquire new skills and knowledge that can be applied to their teaching; or to develop ongoing partnerships with industry that will benefit the University.

Details are in the Academic Development Program Policy, and the Academic Development Program Procedures.

Who can apply?

Tenured members of the academic staff of the University will, under normal circumstances, be eligible to apply for ADP if they have completed at least three years continuous service - however please read relevant section of the ADP Policy - Eligibility to Undertake ADP.

If you are uncertain, please contact the ADP Coordinator at adp@westernsydney.edu.au, within the Office of Human Resources, for confirmation of your eligibility to apply.

Mentors - Link in to an ADP Mentor

How can I apply?

Applications should be on the current Application template (opens in a new window) and should be accompanied by a short CV (opens in a new window) (template provided) and your Research Activity Statement obtained from the Research Services Office.

All applicants will have to meet the assessment criteria as set out in the ADP policy and complete an application template. Applications should be submitted to adp@westernsydney.edu.au

Please Note: Applications and any supporting documentation, from you or other parties, must be submitted electronically. Hard copies will not be accepted.

You are strongly advised to discuss your program with your Dean or Director before submitting an application.

Interactive Workshop Session

The 2020 ADP Interactive Session has been cancelled at this time.

Email Kim Nemetz with any specific questions that you may have. Please consult with your Dean and Academic Supervisor. the ADP Mentors are listed to help also.

Session Presentations from 2019

Workshop Presentations pre 2019

Following are the video's from the 2018 workshop.

Important Dates for 2020 - amended

Round 1 - for undertaking ADP from the first half of 2021

  • 12 March - Applications called
  • on hold until mid June/July - Applications close - this date will be updated as soon as possible, please contact Kim Nemetz if you have any queries.

Round 2 - for undertaking ADP from the second half of 2021

  • July - Applications called
  • Late August - Applications close
  • Late November - advice of outcomes

What obligations do I have if I am successful?

You must complete the ADP Undertaking Form and Leave and Payment Details Form, and submit to the ADP Coordinator. You also need to submit a report on your ADP upon your return. These obligations are further outlined in the ADP Procedures.

For any queries in regard to the ADP policy or process please email adp@westernsydney.edu.au or contact Kim Nemetz on x7416