University of California, San Diego


May 3, 2005

ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UCSD Standards for Effective Supervision

The new UCSD Standards for Effective Supervision (the Standards) will assist UCSD managers and designated supervisors in understanding their roles and support them in their efforts. Responsible for directing teams, inspiring employees, and achieving goals, managers and supervisors are integral to the success of the University - a success reflected in levels of employee satisfaction and team effectiveness.

By defining key best practices in leadership, performance management, organizational accountability, and resource management and planning, the Standards provide a framework for supervisory performance. They complement the four sets of campus-wide standards for Customer Service, Diversity, Health and Safety, and the Principles of Community.

To learn more, visit the following Blink page which presents the Standards as well as an orientation in multimedia and pdf format:


The Standards are an outgrowth of the 2002 Staff Retention and Support Steering Committee (SRSSC) report, "Maintaining Staff Excellence: UCSD's Key to Successful Growth." The report addressed staff's critical role in supporting campus growth and outlined resources, tools, training and the work environment required to assist staff in meeting these demands.

Starting in 2006, the Standards will be incorporated into the performance appraisals of UCSD managers and designated supervisors to acknowledge progress and identify ways to continue their development. Updated performance appraisal forms are available on Blink.

These Standards are one of many ways in which the campus supports managerial skill building. Staff Education and Development offers classes, special curricula and programs designed for managers and supervisors. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities for professional development.

I'd like to thank all those involved in developing the Standards, including the work team and the broad base of participants from across campus. This latest milestone in best practices at the University will serve to enhance our outstanding workplace climate and culture.

Marye Anne Fox