Appraisal and the Broader Performance Management System
Appraisal and the broader performance management system. How do these two concepts differ? How are they related?
Imagine that, in order to assign grades on a group project, your professor requires all group members to provide ratings for one another, which he will consider in grading the project. One group member has been particularly troublesome—she has been argumentative, refuses to accommodate other group members’ schedules, and completes the bare minimum amount of work. Would you feel comfortable giving her a poor performance appraisal? Why or why not? What about how other students would respond?
Once again, imagine that your professor has asked for your feedback on your fellow group members’ performance on a project. This time, you have a group member who is very proactive in volunteering and takes an active role; however, even though he tries very hard, he has a lot of trouble understanding concepts introduced in the class; as a result, often the work he does is not usable for the project. Would you feel comfortable giving him a poor performance appraisal? Why or why not? What about how other students would respond?
Given the challenges above, how can a Professor structure the group evaluation so that all group members are correctly evaluated (use the material in the chapter to answer)?