My latest From the Ombuds is all about the annual evaluation process at UNLV. Right now, it is about to reach its climax. I wanted to share a few thoughts–based on something interesting I recently read–about how it might be a bit better:
With the NFL’s big game just behind us, many on campus are turning to their next big battle, challenge, or opportunity (depending on the context): the annual evaluation, or as I like to imagine it, the yearly Big Game for supervisors. For academic and administrative faculty, due dates for our yearly Rite of Winter are rapidly approaching. While you can find accurate guides to the nuts and bolts of the procedure on the pages linked in the previous sentence, I would like to share a few thoughts on the often-inevitable tensions that accompany the evaluation process.
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