Fostering Success: Performance Management in the Faculty of Medicine

May 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

The Faculty of Medicine is committed to supporting our faculty members to achieve their academic and career goals. An important tool for success is a strong performance management system.

Performance management is more than just reporting our accomplishments; it provides us with an opportunity to regularly review career goals, receive candid and constructive feedback and access mentorship and direction.

Under the leadership of Doctors Terry Klassen and Brock Wright, the Faculty of Medicine has been working with our faculty, academic leaders and the WRHA to draft a Performance Management Policy and Performance Standards.

I am pleased to report that after a year of consultations and input from a wide range of faculty members, WRHA and academic administrators, a draft Performance Management Policy has been developed.

The policy’s objective is to provide career guidance through regular feedback, encouraging an overall culture of support and development within the Faculty of Medicine.

The policy is accompanied by Performance Standards in Teaching, Scholarship and Scholarly Activity (Research), Administration and Clinical Activity. The performance standards are closely aligned with our Faculty of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, accreditation standards, and the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) Collective Agreement.

The draft policy and performance standards were presented to faculty members at an Open Forum held in April. The documents are also available on the Academic Affairs site for your review. We anticipate feedback from Doctors Manitoba, UMFA, and the GFT Liaison Committee over the next couple of months.

Key concerns were identified and addressed early in the policy development processAs a result of faculty members’ and administration’s integral involvement in the performance management process. To ensure we continue to develop a performance management process that meets all of our needs, I encourage you to take the time to review these documents and provide your input.

You can send anonymous feedback through the Faculty of Medicine feedback button, send an e-mail directly to Dr. Terry Klassen or Dr. Brock Wright, or drop an anonymous note in the comments box just outside of the Dean’s Office.

What do you think of the proposed Performance Management Policy and Performance Standards?