Daniel Sher, Dean, College of Music

Appraisal Form  Side A

Please complete the following appraisal for Daniel Sher, Dean of the College of Music, who is undergoing reappointment review. The first nine questions are being used to evaluate all administrators under review this year. Performance-based questions 10-19 relate specifically to the work of Dean Sher.

How effective has this administrator been at: Very Ineffective   Very Effective Don't Know
1. Listening to faculty, staff, and students (whether or not you agreed with his decision) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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2. Constructively managing conflicts among faculty or staff 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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3. Supporting innovation in teaching 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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4. Supporting innovation in research 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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5. Making decisions in a timely fashion 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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6. Creating an atmosphere of trust 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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7. Treating faculty of all levels, including instructors, in a fair and inclusive way 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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8. Appropriately involving faculty in decisions 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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9. Acting with integrity 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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Daniel Sher, Dean, College of Music

Appraisal Form  Side B

  Very Ineffective   Very Effective Don't Know
10. Given that the size of the salary pool is determined at the system and campus level, how effective has the Dean been in taking appropriate action to move towards a solution to the problem of low faculty salaries? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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11. Given the limited positions available at the campus level, how effective has the dean been in establishing new faculty and staff positions for the College? (See enclosed Activities sheet.) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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12. To the extent within his control, has the Dean been effective in the retention of faculty? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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13. Has the Dean exercised effective leadership in hiring decisions? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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14. How effective has he been in providing opportunities for faculty, staff, and student input, as appropriate, into the major decisions that face the College each year? (See enclosed Activities.) 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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15. How effective has the dean been in assuming an appropriate leadership role with regard to new initiatives? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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16. Has the Dean effectively fostered an atmosphere that supports diversity in the recruitment of faculty, staff, and students? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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17. How effective has the Dean been in articulating an appropriate vision for the School of Music? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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18. How effective has the dean been at establishing new and strengthening continuing sources of funding for the College of Music? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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19. Has the dean's open-door policy been effective in encouraging discussion of issues among faculty and staff? 1 2 3 4 5 DK
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