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Performance Excellence

President Tiefenthaler's Presentation at In The Loop on February 24, 2016

Download the Update on Staff Salaries, Benefits, and Performance Evaluations presentation

The goal of the performance excellence process at CC is to ensure that supervisors and staff understand and communicate openly about performance expectations and goals and that staff have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities needed to successfully contribute to the college’s mission.  It is important that conversation about performance occurs throughout the year in order to create the greatest opportunity for success. In addition to these conversations, staff evaluations are conducted on an annual basis.  

Performance excellence at CC involves the following steps:

Setting Goals and Expectations for Performance

At the beginning of the review period and throughout the year, supervisors and staff define goals and standards for measuring completion of these goals. Goal setting should be done with the staff person's job description, needs of the department, and strategic direction of the college in mind. Goals should be: SPECIFIC - MEASURABLE - ATTAINABLE - RELEVANT - TIME BOUND

Reviewing Performance and Goal Accomplishment

Supervisors and staff should have consistent conversations throughout the year to assess movement toward the goals that have been established. This feedback is critical to identify any barriers that may impact successful performance.

Annual Performance Reviews

Supervisors at CC typically conduct annual reviews in the spring of each year using the approved college evaluation format. This review involves an assessment of goals and outcomes and the staff person's level of success related to specific core competencies. Staff are expected to be active participants in the annual review process by completing a self evaluation and engaging in meaningful conversation with their supervisor about their goals and outcomes. 


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