Performance Planning & Goals

Performance Reviews

Employee performance review is a continual process that takes place regularly with a supervisor's frequent, informal assessments of and conversations about an employee's work performance. On an annual basis, supervisors are expected to conduct a formal meeting with an employee that will most often summarize and/or highlight performance accomplishments, areas for improvement, and goals for the coming year. 

The formal performance review gives a supervisor the opportunity to review and discuss an employee's performance of the duties as outlined in the job description, to evaluate whether previously-set goals have been met and past deficiencies have been corrected, and to set new goals for the coming year. 

The Ithaca College policy manual contains a full description of the College’s formal Employee Performance Review Program. 

Individual Development Plan

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is an organized approach to professional and personal development. IDPs have long been used as a tool to help employees develop their skills and achieve their goals.

IDP Steps   |   IDP Form   |   IDP Form Example

Goal Setting

The purpose of the goal-setting conversation is to decide what each employee and department's key accomplishments should be in the coming year. The goal-setting process, when done well, is one of the most effective tools a supervisor has in leading people and the organization to success.

Goal Setting Worksheet   |   Goal Setting Example   |   S.M.A.R.T Goals