We have unfortunately reached the beginning of a new academic year, and as I work for a University now is also the time for the heart warming Annual Appraisal!
Having to fill out a form detailing the highs and lows from the previous year seems to always leave me with an empty hollow feeling. The form gives me half a page of A4 to review my previous year and says that extra pages can be used although it shouldn't run longer than 2 sides of A4. My problem is that I usually have problems writing 2 lines let alone 2 pages!
I understand the need to check that staff are working and progressing correctly but surely there must be a slightly more humane way of doing it?