William & Mary

Performance Management

All Professional/Professional Faculty should follow the performance evaluation instructions provided by the Office of the Provost

Effective performance management aligns the efforts of supervisors and employees with departmental and campus goals, promotes consistency in performance assessment, motivates employees to perform at their best, and is conducted with fairness and transparency. The employee, the supervisor, and the College are critical members of a partnership that ensures effective performance planning, assessment, coaching, and development.

Performance management is not an annual event; rather it is a continuous process requiring clear performance expectations, periodic feedback, coaching/instruction, and recognition for improvement and contributions. Effective performance management is built on the foundation of a trusting relationship between supervisor and employee that enables open two-way communication.

An effective performance management process can be broken down into three general areas:
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation