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?

Your evaluation regarding your supervisor’s effectiveness is important. It will help identify areas in which he/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.

The upward evaluation (UE) form allows you to rate your supervisor in various important aspects of their work (Employee development, Collaboration and Communication, and Leadership). The form also provides an opportunity for typed comments. Use the form to evaluate your supervisor’s work performance for the entire past year.

  • Answer as fairly as you can.
  • Feel free to make comments

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

  • The reports are left anonymous unless you choose to put your name in the comment section
  • The next level supervisor has been instructed NOT to show this 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 e-mail. The reports integrate the information in such a way that it is very difficult to identify respondents.

How many e-mails will I receive?

Each e-mail contains a password that gives you access to the evaluation survey. So each e-mail will give 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 part of ACC's staff--you will receive one password via e-mail to evaluate your supervisor.
  • Some of you are both faculty and staff members. This group will receive three e-mails.

Please fill out all the surveys you receive.

How long does the upward evaluation (UE) period last?

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

The name of the supervisor in my survey does not match my supervisor's; what do I do?

Contact the Staff Professional Development, Evaluations office at staffpd@austincc.edu and nbell2@austincc.edu