Evaluation Coordinating

Mission: The Evaluation Coordinating Committee shall be charged with conducting regular evaluations of senior administrators who have significant responsibilities involved with professional staff. These positions include, but are not limited to: the President, the Vice President for each division, and the Chief Diversity Officer.

We strongly believe that evaluation has three key purposes: 

  • Identify what is working
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Inform future planning

and with this in mind we work to provide strengths-focused and solutions-based evaluations. 


Fall 2020

For Academic year 2020/2021 the PSS Evaluation Coordinating Committee chose to evaluate the University’s Fall 2020 response to the COVID pandemic. While our previous reports have been a private exchange between the Committee and the evaluee, the Fall 2020 evaluation was designed to be shared. Note: The public version of the report does not contain the raw qualitative data to preserve the anonymity of respondents. 

Full Report

A major desire of our respondents was to have some sort of guiding documentation to assist supervisors with juggling all the challenges of leading in a pandemic. With the wealth of responses we received, our committee was able to develop a guiding document with peers’ advice and supervisees’ suggestions in relation to:

  • Modeling Covid Compliance 
  • Addressing Pandemic-Related Concerns
  • Improving Communication
  • Reviewing and Reprioritizing Departmental and Office Demands
  • Striving for Actionable Plans for Issues Raised

Supervisory Best Practices 


Schedule of Evaluations

The current schedule of evaluations is under review by the commitee. 


Past Evaluations

Year Subject of Evaluation Notes
Fall 2020 University COVID Response Public report
Spring 2020 University President Private report
Fall 2018 Vice President for Operations Private report
Spring 2018 Vice President for Student Affairs Private report

Committee Members

  • Kevin Boettcher - Development Specialist, Office of Strategic Research Initiatives
  • Sharon Bunch – UDC Reader Services Coordinator, University Libraries
  • Cait Crisman – Emergency Management Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management 
  • Courtney Ignarri - Assistant Dean for Graduate Affairs, Harpur College 
  • Sara Oliveira – Instructional Developer, Center for Learning and Teaching
  • Manar Sabry – Senior Assistant Director for Strategic Analysis, Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement (SAASE)
  • Cherie van Putten - Instructional Designer, Center for Learning and Teaching

Chairs