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Evaluations of Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, other Texas university system heads handled behind closed doors

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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:00 am

Since taking control of the Texas A&M University System in fall 2011, Chancellor John Sharp has initiated the rennovation of what's likely to become one of the largest football stadiums in the nation, a prestigious research agreement with a Google subsidiary and the most lucrative outsourcing of services ever undertaken at a public university.

These actions, among many others, are scrutinized by faculty, Aggie alumni, students and even Internet gossip, but the official responsible for $3.5 billion of taxpayer money and 19 public institutions has not had a formal evaluation of his work -- at least not publicly.

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8 comments:

  • elf posted at 1:42 pm on Mon, Jul 1, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1594

    Elsbach stated a fact that the Sharp cronies should heed. "If people don't really understand the job or the measurement metrics by which that job is evaluated, they could misunderstand or misperceive what that person should be doing or what is or isn't important," Sharp, Perry, the BOR and the TPPF understand little about the processes involved in excellent higher education. I wish they would listen to the garble they are spewing forth.

     
  • elf posted at 7:14 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1594

    The university makes public all sorts of evaluations on my performance. They even published publicly a cost/benefit chart to make sure I was earning more than I was costing (2010). Student evaluations have gone from optional to mandatory, and in the latest twist from Idea Center, they send the administration a summary of the results and don't even bother to send a summary page to the teacher. They sent 237 individual evaluation forms instead.

    So how come administrators are evaluated secretly.

    If we protest sufficiently I'll bet we can change this. This is an affront to both the faculty of TAMU, to the students of TAMU and to the Taxpayers of Texas.

     
  • watcher posted at 5:13 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    watcher Posts: 94

    Shhh!

     
  • aggierose posted at 3:19 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    aggierose Posts: 21

    So, Sharp and Adams refused to be interviewed but instead issued this statement: "the verbal process employed is working well."

    Yes, I imagine it IS working well...for Sharp and Adams. But NOT for the students, faculty, staff, and tax payers to whom they OWE transparency and accountability.

    But then, what can you expect of A&M leadership when they are an elite secret society with a strong inclination to favor their own members?

     
  • elf posted at 2:20 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1594

    The Perry/TPPF crony system must work in secret to succeed.

     
  • Nightowl posted at 1:02 pm on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    Nightowl Posts: 28

    The CEO, President, Manager or Leader of any organization that receives public taxpayer support should have a published report of assigned goals and accomplishments no less than annually. Also included in that report should be an evaluation of his or her acceptance and cooperation of those employees with whom he or she works in achieving those goals and accomplishments. Only through cooperation of both the leaders and followers can a organization, government entity or nation continue to grow and prosper. This must include the public trust, and that can only be fully recognized when the leaders and the organization as a whole is an open book for all to read.

     
  • ftw posted at 7:45 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1264

    Or be outsourced.

     
  • Doris Wellborn posted at 5:41 am on Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

    Doris Wellborn Posts: 175

    Ahem. "The report did not track if the reports were written or verbal "

    Just so you know, written reports ARE verbal. I assume the writer meant oral reports.

    This error probably started in a System Office, as I notice their quoted statement.

    John Sharp is a piece of work. When he is done with his mischief, you won't recognize our beloved Texas A&M. Instead, they will try to cram even more students in here. That won't create more Aggies, just more graduates. Thanks, John, for ruining things and decreasing morale to a level unimaginable a few years ago. The faculty and staff used to be a family; now, it's just a place to work.[thumbdown]