Upward Evaluation Procedures

ACC wants all employees to do well in their jobs. One tool we use to set goals and measure performance is the Annual Performance Review. Supervisors are responsible for creating a comfortable work climate.

You know first hand how well your supervisor is doing. You work closely with your supervisor all year long. Therefore, it is important that you evaluate your supervisor. Everyone has a role in making ACC successful and that includes you. Your opinion counts. Your voice will be heard. ACC administrators will listen to what you have to say about your supervisor’s work performance.

Why should I evaluate my supervisor’s work performance?

Evaluating your supervisor’s effectiveness is important. It will help identify areas in which he or she is doing well and/or needs improvement. Your feedback will become part of your supervisor’s performance evaluation and help him or her set goals for the year.

Through the Upward Evaluation process, you will rate your supervisor in important aspects of their work (employee development, collaboration and communication, and leadership). You will evaluate your supervisor’s work performance for the entire past year, answering as fairly as you can. You can also add comments.

Some employees may be uncomfortable about evaluating their supervisor. Remember:

  • Your evaluation is anonymous unless you choose to put your name in the comment section.
  • Next-level supervisors are instructed to not to show the form to your supervisor.
  • This is an opportunity to give constructive feedback, without fear of retaliation.

Will my opinion make a difference?

YES! The next-level supervisor will take into consideration your opinions and comments made through this evaluation process. The information you provide will be used to evaluate your supervisor’s overall work performance and create a professional development plan.

Who sees the reports?

The next-level supervisor receives the report via email. The reports integrate the information in such a way that it is very difficult to identify respondents.

How many emails will I receive?

Each email contains a password that gives you access to evaluate your supervisor, department chair, or dean.

  • If you are a faculty member, you will receive two passwords via e-mail, one to evaluate your department chair and to evaluate your dean.
  • If you are ACC staff, you will receive one password via email to evaluate your supervisor.
  • Some employees are both faculty and staff. This group will receive three emails.

Please complete all the surveys you receive. If the name of the supervisor in your survey does not match your supervisor, contact the Staff Professional Development and Evaluations office at staffpd@austincc.edu and nbell2@austincc.edu.

How long does the Upward Evaluation period last?

The surveys will stay active for about two to three weeks.

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