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Our Goal: A Feedback Culture

If approached mindfully, performance appraisals can be a powerful tool for career-development and self-improvement. Feedback offers an opportunity to take stock of our professional accomplishments, challenges, ideas, and goals. The more intentional we are about choosing where we want to - and where we need to - focus our attention, the more likely we will move our goals forward.

As such, we recommend that you view this as an opportunity for candid reflection about past performance and future directions, and use it to create open, ongoing dialogue about your work product and developmental potential. We can best support each other, and ourselves, through frequent (self) evaluations and constructive feedback sessions.  Retrospective appraisals should be a thing of the past.  Our goal is ongoing dialogue – feedback! - that unleashes employee potential while simultaneously aligning employee efforts with departmental deliverables.

Performance Appraisal Process

Here we have listed the general steps for Chapman's Performance Appraisal Process. A visual diagram with the same information is also presented. For more information about each step, including deadlines, and available resources, please click on the corresponding drop-down menus below and the Resources links on the right column. The time period under consideration for this cycle is January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

  1. Employee completes self-appraisal (optional but highly recommended) by February 15, 2024.
  2. Employee shares self-appraisal with supervisor (optional but highly recommended)
  3. After receiving employee's completed self-appraisal, if applicable, supervisor completes chosen Performance Appraisal Form for employee. Note that there are two forms to choose from: the traditional form and the streamlined form. Only one needs to be completed and submitted. Supervisor may choose whichever they prefer. If a supervisor or department would like to use an alternative form or method, please contact Michael Nee for further guidance.
  4. Supervisor and employee meet to review document, discuss feedback and goals for upcoming year, and sign the Performance Appraisal Form before or by Friday, March 1, 2024.
  5. Supervisor submits employee's Performance Appraisal Form to their department head (Dean or VP, or appointed designee).
  6. Department head will email the compilation of their department's forms to appraisals@chapman.edu by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2024.


Visual diagram of performance appraisal process

Step-by-Step Information

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