Professional Skill Development
- Written by Dave Taylor
- Category: Professional Skill Development
- Created: 26 June 2012
Effective June 21, 2012, all postdoctoral fellows completing their annual evaluations will be required to use a new version of the CHOP Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review Form. This form, developed by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, is designed to better streamline and organize the review process, while also making electronic completion and submission simpler.
Features of the new Postdoc Annual Review Form include:
- Fillable PDF Format – The PDF version of the form can be downloaded, completed and saved both postdoc and mentor, negating the need for printing a hard copy of the form.
- New Organization and Categorization – The form has been reorganized to better reflect the key postdoctoral competencies that are required for a successful postdoctoral fellowship experience. These competencies are based on recommendations made by the National Postdoctoral Association, and place CHOP current with the highest national standards for postdoctoral training.
- Content Clarifications and Expansions – While the organization of the form has been significantly overhauled, the overall content has been only slightly modified to help clarify expectation setting between postdoc and mentor.
- Postdoc Self Assessment – Postdoctoral fellows are now required to rate their own performance annually as part of the annual review process. Mentors will complete the same assessment form. This is intended to promote discussion between the postdoc and mentor during their one-on-one performance review meeting.
All postdoctoral fellows with anniversary-of-hire dates in July and who are delinquent in submitting their 2012 reviews must use this new form. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
To facilitate the transition to the new Postdoc Fellow Annual Review Form, a Frequently Asked Questions document has been created to answer basic concerns regarding the form. A Microsoft Word version of the form is also posted in the event that users experience technical difficulties with the PDF.