Assessment of employee performance begins with the annual evaluation of the President of the College and review of presidential accomplishments by the Presidential Review and Compensation subcommittee of the Board of Managers. In turn, the President reviews each member of Senior Staff.
According to HR guidelines, Senior Staff members conduct annual reviews of the staff who report directly to them, and instruct department heads to conduct annual employee performance evaluations for faculty, administrative/professional staff, and non-exempt (hourly) staff. As part of the process of staff reviews, employees are given the opportunity for annual goal setting, and discussion of the evaluation with the department head. Evaluations are filed with the HR office and are kept in the employee’s personnel file.
Faculty are evaluated through several formal and informal means. The annual Professional Activities Form is a self-assessment filed with the Provost annually by every regular full-time tenure-track or continuing faculty member. In addition, Department Chairs evaluate junior (pre-tenure) and visiting faculty members in their department. Chairs must share their annual evaluation with the faculty member prior to submission to the Provost (in the case of tenure track or continuing faculty), or the Associate Provost (in the case of visiting faculty). Finally, students participate in faculty evaluation by responding to requests for feedback from Department Chairs during the annual review process, from Academic Council during tenure, reappointment, and promotion reviews, and from faculty members during end-of-semester course evaluations.