The university achieves its goal of excellence through the performance of its employees. Therefore, every effort is made to communicate with employees about their performance on a regular basis. These policies are provided to set the stage for regular and appreciative communications, as well as to identify opportunities for employees to pursue their own development. The policies are based on the sound premise that employees will develop and grow from positive and specific feedback with regard to their performance. Performance that is not productive cannot be corrected without constructive comments and counseling for improvement. Further, employees whose behaviors are unacceptable, although rare and unexpected, deserve communication regarding the behaviors which the university will not accept.