Performance Appraisal Process - 2/1/2017

To the Campus Community:

Human Resource Services is pleased to share that the college will be utilizing our new learning management system, Totara, to complete this year’s performance appraisal process.

While the overall performance forms are unchanged, Totara will allow a more positive user experience. Human Resource Services and LIS have imported the current goals from Review Snap into Totara, and previous performance evaluations are available upon request from Human Resource Services.

Evaluations will be completed during the months of February and March with all reviews being due no later than April 3, 2017.

Human Resource Services will be holding training sessions to familiarize employees and provide assistance with the utilization of Totara for our online performance management process. Registration is not required.

Althouse 106:  Totara Performance Evaluation Training Sessions (overview)

  Nonexempt Exempt Supervisory
Feb. 6, 2017 9-10 a.m. 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2017 3:30-4:30 p.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 17, 2017 9-10 a.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 27, 2017 1-2 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 9-10 a.m.

Althouse 204:  Totara Performance Evaluation Hands-on Computer Assistance (40 individual computer stations)

Feb. 3, 2017 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Feb.14, 2017 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 24, 2017 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 28, 2017 3-4 p.m.
March 1, 2017 10:30-11:30 a.m.

In addition to annual performance reviews, Totara software offers a functionally rich learning management system that will enable the college to offer both Dickinson-authored and third-party online learning, program/event registration, job specific learning plans and employee transcripts. Eventually Totara will be the one stop for registering all staff development and wellness programming. These options will be implemented in phases, along the following timeline:

  • Winter/Spring 2017
    • Phase I: implementation of the performance review process
  • Summer/Fall 2017
    • Phase II: implementation of program/event registration, Dickinson-authored online learning and employee transcripts
  • Winter/Spring 2018
    • Phase III: job specific learning plans and exploration of third-party online learning programs.

Please feel free to contact Dennette Moul or Denise Houser in Human Resource Services (x1503) with any questions or concerns.


Debra Hargrove
Associate Vice President, Human Resource Services