Performance Appraisal Process


The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing a performance evaluation system for all academic and classified staff employees.  The method to document position expectations and results is accomplished through a Performance Appraisal process.


Annually, supervisors of instructional academic staff, non-instructional academic staff and classified staff employees are expected to meet with their employees to discuss department/unit goals, employee career goals and supervisory position expectations.

Instructional Academic Staff

The information is documented on the Individual Development Plan (IDP) form

   Faculty Senate Template for Professional Development Plans
   IAS IDP & PD Template #1

   IAS IDP & PD Template #2


Non-Instructional Academic Staff & Classified Staff

The information is documented on the Performance Appraisal Form

For assistance in completing the Performance Appraisal, a PowerPoint presentation and Handbook for Supervisors is below

   Performance Appraisal Presentation (under construction)

   Performance Appraisal Handbook for Supervisors

   Performance Appraisal Form

Additional Resources

   Verb List for Writing Goals

   Key Issues in Developing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

   Performance Improvement Plan Template 

   Setting Smart Goals

   Smart Goal Worksheet


The IDP and Performance Appraisal forms are placed in the employee’s permanent personnel file in Human Resources.