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Performance Evaluation Forms

Wright State University uses two key types of documents in the annual performance evaluation process: the Self-Appraisal Form and the official Performance Evaluation Form (Formal or Alternative). These forms were designed for different reasons and are intended to accomplish different purposes. The purposes of each form are as follows:

  • The Self-Appraisal Form is intended to be completed by the employee and kept in departmental files and not forwarded to Human Resources. The form provides a tool for employees and supervisors to review the current job duties of a particular position and any external obstacles that an employee is encountering to complete their work. Additionally, this form encourages a longer-term career path dialogue as well as a plan for further professional development.
  • The Performance Evaluation Form (Formal or Alternative) is intended to be completed by the supervisor in conjunction with the employee and is forwarded to Human Resources for inclusion in the employee personnel file.
    • The Formal Performance Evaluation Form reviews stated objectives from the prior year and provides feedback on core competencies and expected behaviors. Additionally, this form sets goals for the following review year as well as a Professional Development Plan.
    • The Alternative Performance Evaluation Form is intended to be initiated by the employee’s unit head with significant information from the supervisor about an employee’s accomplishments and opportunities for progress. The form provides a record of ongoing conversations about an employee’s performance and aids the employee’s understanding of the purpose of their role at the University.

For a deeper understanding of the process and differences between each of the forms, please see the Guidebook for the Wright State University Performance Evaluation Process. The Guidebook also provides information about the timeline, performance improvements plans, and the process of goal-setting.

The three forms are similar in format to the ones used in recent years. Please note that to make the forms easier to use electronically, several sections of each document are unprotected. Please be careful not to inadvertently alter the text in those sections.

Additionally, please note that it may be easier to ‘mouse click’ into your intended sections in the forms than to use the ‘tab’ feature. Furthermore, please note that any ‘check boxes’ have to have an actual “x” placed in them. In order to make the overall form more user friendly, the check box ‘form field’ was not able to be used.