Sac State University Policy Manual

Periodic Review of Administrative Performance

Policy Administrator: The President
Authority: PM 85-01
Effective Date: March 11, 1985
Index Cross-References:
Policy File Number: UMP14025.htm



A. Purpose of Evaluation:

To assist people who hold administrative positions to maintain or improve their effectiveness.

B. Frequency of Evaluation:

Administrative performance shall be evaluated on a five-year cycle.

C. Process of Evaluation:
    1. Committee structure: for this process, a standing committee shall be established,
        consisting of three designees of the President, three faculty members chosen by the
        Faculty Senate, a staff member chosen by the University Staff Assembly, and one student
        chosen by the Associate Students. Members, except for the student, well serve
        staggered three-year terms, designated by lot. The President's designees shall not serve         during the year in which their performance is to be reviewed.

    2. Initial duties: To develop, within the following guidelines, policy and procedures for the         periodic performance review of people holding administrative positions.
            a.  Review policy should seek to encourage the professional development  of people
                 holding administrative positions.

            b.  Review evaluations shall include an assessment of performance on a common core
                of competencies and skills normally required in administrative assignments, and
                elements that apply specifically to the nature and responsibility of the position held.
                The latter elements shall be selected by the review committee, in consultation with
                the person being reviewed, in advance of the scheduled review.

            c. Appropriate faculty participation will be a part of all review evaluations; the
                participation of other constituencies will vary according to the position under review.

            d. The committee's policies and procedures will be reviewed by the Faculty Senate
                Executive Committee and the President before applied. 3. Subsequent duties:

    a. To apply the procedures, beginning in the 1985-86 academic year.

        I. The positions to be reviewed will include: Provost, Vice Provost, Associate Provosts,
            Vice President, Associate Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, University and
            School Deans, Associate Deans, Librarian, Associate Librarian, Unit Directors (in
            Management Personnel Plan Categories 3 and 4).

        II. The committee will begin by preparing a schedule of reviews to prepare and
            disseminate the results of the review process.

     b.  to prepare and disseminate the results of the review process.

        I.  State law and University policy guarantee the right of confidentiality. That right shall be

        II. The committee shall draft a summary report of the results of the review of process.
            The person whose performance is under review will be given a copy of the draft, and
            may respond to it within two weeks.

        III.The committee will consider any response, revise the draft if it seems appropriate,
            and send the report and any response to the President, to the immediate supervisor of
            the person under review (if that is not the President), and to the person under review.

        IV. At the next review, the report of the previous review and any response shall be
            considered by the review committee.