Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director
Every year, Extension faculty are reviewed on their body of work for the programming, outreach, and service they deliver. The first step is the submission of an Annual Performance Report (APR) which is provided through the UAVitae system.
The review process is initiated with a peer review exercise, which is used as an input to each faculty member’s annual review and it is also used as an important component to the annual Unit Review.
We are quickly approaching that time of year and I want to remind everyone that this is a great opportunity to showcase how important and valuable your work is. The data you enter is also used to create annual reports, marketing efforts, and local, state, and federal reporting.
We have an internal APR Guidance Committee who will be conducting webinars to assist faculty on general questions surrounding the process, navigating the UAVitae system, and some overall timelines. This year, we incorporate new scoring criteria designed to facilitate more subjective and actionable feedback, as opposed to a numeric score. The new criteria was voted on by Extension faculty in December 2017 and approved by Extension Administration.
Members of the APR Guidance Committee will be sending additional information soon about other expectations and when you can attend one of the webinars. But please begin entering your APR content for 2018 within the UAVitae system sooner rather than later.
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to the APR Guidance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.