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Performance Appraisals

Staff Evaluations

The primary basis of an evaluation is job performance, although other factors that affect the work group, department, and the College may be included in the evaluation. The purpose of performance evaluation is to improve job performance, the employee's value to the College, and to advance the employee’s skills and abilities.


Evaluation Schedule

  • A staff member new to the College or who transferred to a staff position evaluated after 90 and 180 days
  • A staff member in their first, second, third and fourth years of employment evaluated annually in accordance with their work anniversary date
  • A staff member in their fifth or more years of employment evaluated once every three years unless directed sooner by the employee’s supervisor

Evaluation Documents

  • Staff Evaluation Form (non-supervisors) and Staff Supervisor Evaluation Form (supervisors) completed by the staff member and their supervisor

Evaluation Scoring

  • 1 – Needs considerable improvement; routinely fails to meet the standard
  • 2 – Needs minor improvement; occasionally fails to meet the standard
  • 3 – Meets the standard
  • 4 – Generally meets and occasionally exceeds the standard
  • 5 – Consistently exceeds the standard

Delivery Method

  • Electronic in PrismHR Performance Management System

Other process details regarding staff evaluations will be communicated by the Office of Human Resources.

Faculty Evaluations

Evaluation of full-time and regular part-time faculty occurs in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. A faculty member in the first two consecutive school years of employment shall be evaluated by their supervisor at least one time each academic term.
  2. During the third and fourth years of employment, a faculty member shall be evaluated at least one time each academic year.
  3. After the fourth year of employment, a faculty member shall be evaluated at least once in every three academic years.
  4. Additionally, a supervisor may evaluate a faculty member anytime at their discretion.

Documents used for Faculty Evaluations can be found in the Forms Center under Instruction. These forms include:

  1. Classroom Visit Form (Face-to-Face/Hybrid) - completed by the supervisor
  2. Classroom Visit Form (Online) - completed by supervisor
  3. Faculty Recommendation Form - completed by the supervisor
  4. Performance Improvement Plan and Performance Improvement Plan Sample

Other process details regarding faculty evaluations will be communicated by the office of the Vice President of Instruction.