Appraising appraisals 2
Posted April 12, 2012on:
Just like this time last year, I am appraising the staff of CeL again.
We have successfully managed a 360 work review in between appraisals. We still use e-portfolios for reviews and appraisals.
I still do not like once-a-year appraisals because no one has the right to evaluate a year’s worth of work in 15 to 30 minutes. Instead, I like regular lunch meetings because they are mini appraisals.
Appraisals are very much like summative assessment. They are high-stakes, a grade is attached to them, and folks do not really learn much from them.
On the other hand, lunch meetings are like formative assessment. There is no stress, there are no grades, and folks get more immediate feedback and can potentially learn more.