6/13/2010: Just about finished up with grading here – another 120 pages to go. My students have already done their evaluations of me. Getting feedback isn’t always pleasant, but that’s sort of the point. UO requires student evaluations for every course I teach, and these evaluations are part of what determines my salary. Administrators are also supposed to be evaluated. The UO Faculty Handbook says:
C. Evaluating Administrators
Officers of administration, like their teaching colleagues, are entitled to an annual evaluation by the head of the department, dean, or director of the faculty member’s administrative unit. University policy requires that an in-depth evaluation be conducted every three years. …
And this HR webpage has this:
Performance appraisals are one of the most effective supervisory tools to communicate expectations, provide feedback, plan work, acknowledge contributions, and help employees gain the skills to be successful. They are especially important for Officers of Administration who often provide leadership to students, staff and colleagues in meeting the university’s mission and goals. …
Annual appraisals for OAs are required by the university president and vice presidents. This is especially important in the first few years in a new position to ensure clarity on expectations and performance.
I believe there are also OAR’s and/or OUS rules to the same effect. Does anyone know whether these “in-depth” evaluations are actually done for UO’s senior OA’s? I’ve heard that they were done for Myles Brand, John Moseley, once, a long time ago! Thanks to Anon for the pointer on this.