Design | Annual goals | Professional development | Examples


The university does not specify a particular form. Departments can design their own to best meet their objectives. Major Duties and Performance Standards should be a central part of all forms. You might want to consider building in space for one or more of the following:

Annual goals

Most professional positions have annual goals in addition to the Major Job Duties. These goals change from year to year, are usually determined in a collaborative effort between supervisor and employee, and are tied to the organization's goals. If goals are included in the form, it would be a good idea to also include performance standards for those goals.

Example of annual goals:

Professional development

Professional development is often included in a performance management plan. This provides the supervisor and employee an opportunity to discuss what training, work experiences, etc. would enhance the employee’s value to the organization. Normally this is done by adding the following question to the form: What professional development activities are suggested for this employee?

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