Comprehensive Standard 3.2.10

The institution evaluates the effectiveness of its administrators on a periodic basis. (Administrative staff evaluations)  

Judgement: Compliant

Narrative:  

Administrative staff members at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) are evaluated on a periodic basis by their supervisors.  The method of evaluation is determined by the staff member’s classification. 

Administrative staff members in classified positions are evaluated each year.  The procedure for the performance appraisal for classified employees is specified in the Performance Appraisal for Classified Employees Policy using the Employee Performance Management System (EPMS). The EPMS consists of two cyclic phases that occur annually: (1) a planning phase for the employee and the supervisor to develop a plan of action that will guide the employee’s job performance over the coming year and (2) an evaluation phase for the employee and supervisor to discuss the employee's actual performance, and a rating is recorded. 

Academic administrators are evaluated by their supervisor.  As is the case for classified administrators, the evaluation occurs each year.  Typically a report is provided of accomplishments for the previous year and goals for the coming year.  Supervisors provide written feedback.  The members of the USC Upstate Cabinet are evaluated annually by the Chancellor.  (Evaluations are available for onsite review.)

The President of the University System is responsible for the evaluation of the Chancellor.  The Chancellor also meets frequently with the President to report on the progress made toward goals and objectives of the institution and on major new initiatives.  An evaluation will be completed on the newly-appointed Chancellor in the 2011-12 academic year.

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