Performance Development

Guiding Principles of Performance Development

We have incorporated the following guiding principles in designing the Bates College Performance Development System:

  • Foster an ongoing, supportive climate of dialogue between employees and supervisors that builds stronger relationships
  • Align the college’s mission and values with performance expectations and build connections to the Bates community
  • Facilitate individual performance development and growth
  • Be a dynamic process that allows for changes throughout the year
  • Identify employees who are in need of additional coaching and counseling and support collaborative development of performance improvement plans
  • Provide consistency and sustainability across the campus for performance development
  • Support and strengthen the reputation of Bates College as a good employer.

Need assistance? 

Email or contact Melani McGuire at or 786-8265