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Performance Management Process

The most important assessment of professional staff member performance at Drexel University is the annual performance review. Performance reviews provide managers with an opportunity to assess a professional staff member's current performance – recognizing their strengths and celebrating their achievements, identifying areas of improvement and planning goals for the next review period.

Performance Management at Drexel is a three-phase process that includes: planning, tracking and evaluation. While performance reviews are completed and submitted annually, the process begins with a goal planning discussion. Below is a description of each phase.

Planning Phase

Discuss and create goals in the Career Pathway system (either a professional staff member or their immediate supervisor can enter goals into the system). Career Pathway is accessed by:

  1. Log in to DrexelOne
  2. Select the Employee tab
  3. Select Career Pathway under the Development and Certifications header

During the planning phase, supervisors and staff should also review competencies and shared values to ensure expectations are clear.

Tracking Phase

Track progress as it pertains to the established goals, competencies and shared values by taking notes or documenting any achievements, accomplishments or observed behaviors. During the tracking phase, goals can be edited, cancelled or added in Career Pathway.

Evaluation Phase

Performance reviews are automatically released in Career Pathway (an email notification will go out to professional staff and their supervisors).

During the evaluation phase, any goals created and SUBMITTED on the Goals page in Career Pathway are imported into the online performance review.

To view the timeline of this process, please visit the Performance Review Timeline page.

Faculty should follow the evaluation guidelines set by their college or school.