To assist with the annual performance appraisal process, employees are asked to write and submit a Self-Evaluation and Goals
Writing your Self-Evaluation:
- Think about your performance objectives and scope of work (functions, duties, etc.) defined in your position description.
- Focus on how you performed those duties and the impact of your efforts on the unit, organization and/or campus.
- Review feedback you received, problems you solved, projects you completed, and initiatives you led or contributed to. Briefly describe the event, your role, and the impact, if any.
- Describe ways you enhanced existing or developed new skills and how they helped support your performance objectives and personal development. You might refer to your Career and Professional Development Plan (CPDP). (if applicable)
- Be clear, concise, and honest when writing your self-assessment. Discuss challenges and how you overcame any hurdles as well as your plan to address the challenges during the next review period.
Self Evaluation Reminders
Don’t wait until the last minute to start your self-assessment. Try to record your accomplishments and efforts throughout the review period. Capturing your accomplishments and efforts, even those that challenge you, will allow you to submit a comprehensive self-assessment that is well supported with real examples.
- Remember, you don’t have to wait for your annual appraisal to track your accomplishments. There are various ways to capture accomplishments throughout the review period.
- You can start a performance journal using Outlook, OneNote, a notebook, the employee appraisal system, etc., to capture or highlight any of the following:
- Letters of thanks
- Completed goals
- Completed staff development classes
- Training (received/given)
- Written customer-service feedback
- Internal/external committee work
- Other annual performance highlights
Employees need to create professional development goals, as well as a goal related to diversity, equity and inclusion. A goal is a concrete action, event or outcome that you strive to obtain.
Goal Setting Tips and Guidelines
Learning and Development has resources to support you in setting specific and effective goals.