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Performance Management

This ongoing process is used to strategically guide employees’ goals and activities by providing clear performance objectives, coaching, feedback and recognition for outstanding work.

Why Review

Performance reviews at Champlain College serve a dual purpose: providing employees with constructive feedback on their work and aligning individual goals with the College’s broader objectives. This process ensures that employees understand how their contributions contribute to Champlain’s success while receiving valuable insights into their performance, fostering a shared sense of purpose and communication within the college community.


  • Highlight accomplishments/respect the work that has been done
  • Touch point opportunity focused on performance
  • Recognize professional development – past and plan for the future
  • Foster consistency and accountability across the institution
  • Align the institution on priorities
    • Champlain College Mission and Vision
    • 2030 Strategic Plan Institutional Priorities
    • Department Goals
    • Individual Employee Goals
    • Individual Performance and Development Planning

2024 Performance Management & Planning Timeline

Date Task
April 18 – May 10
  • Employee completes Individual Performance Review and Planning Form and sends to their manager
Upon Receipt – May 24
  • Manager writes comments within Review in response to individual comments
  • Sends to next level manager/VP (Next tier manager/VP has a maximum of 5 days to review and provide suggestions back to Manger)
Thru June 12
  • Mangere and Employee discussions held
By June 13
  • Signed Performance Review Documents uploaded to Oracle by the Employee
  • Process completed


Your Performance Review is an opportunity to discuss accomplishments, progress on goals, overall performance, individual and team contributions, professional development and areas for growth. The written summary supports communication and useful feedback that we can continue to build on in the months and years to come.

The Employee saves a copy of this form, completes the form, and then sends it to their Manager. The Manager provides written feedback in each section. The Manager will then send it to their next tier Manager/VP for comments, suggestions and approval. Manager and Employee will then schedule a conversation to review the written feedback together.

This performance review covers three topical areas:

    1. Enter the goals you set for the year and describe the progress made in achieving those goals.
    2. Enter up to six Individual Performance Goals.
    3. Includes:
      • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Goal Common Goal for All Employees
      • Individual Performance Goals
  • Describes what areas you developed professionally during the last year and what areas you would like to further develop in next year.

  • Reflects on your year and anything else you feel is important to share about your contributions and experience

  • Both Employee and Manager sign and date the document to acknowledge participation.


  • Gather your inputs in advance (ex – goals)
  • No goals (yes, this does happen). Evaluate the most important activities that took place over the course of the year
  • Write short, concise statements – we aren’t looking for a “book”
  • Be thoughtful, but don’t over think


Your 1:1 Discussion

  • This may replace a normally scheduled 1:1 meeting
  • Typically will last between 45 – 90 minutes
  • This is intended to be a discussion – with sharing of perspectives
  • Some managers may provide the written document in advance; others will provide it in or after the meeting
  • Be prepared and ready for the discussion



  • Last years performance evaluation
  • Goals established for this year
  • Your manager
  • People Center
  • How to Write SMART Goals: Defining Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant & Time-Bound parameters as they pertain to your goal helps ensure that your objectives are attainable.


People Center

Miller Center at Lakeside Campus
Third Floor Room 331
175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM