Committees

Self-Evaluation Tool

The sample tool provides a framework and suggested questions for use in evaluating your committee. Not all questions will be appropriate for your committee. Use the questions provided as a basis for your own committee evaluation. The best tool to evaluate your committee will be the one that you construct to meet your own unique needs.

Goals or Purpose of Committee

1. All committee members understand the goals and purpose of our committee.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

2. The committee members agree on the goals and purpose of the committee.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

3. There is alignment between our goals and purpose and the actions taken and/or the decisions made by the committee.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

Support for the Committee

4. Our committee has adequate resources (for example, budget, people) to support its function.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

5. Our committee has the respect and support of key stakeholders within our organization.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

Time and Location of Meetings

6. Our meetings are held regularly and with appropriate frequency.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

7. Our meetings begin and end as scheduled.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

8. The length of our meetings is appropriate and respectful of the agenda.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

9. We receive the meeting agenda and materials in advance of the meeting to allow for appropriate review and preparation.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

10. We consistently use our meeting time well. Issues get the time and attention proportionate to their importance.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

11. The location where our meetings are held is conducive to positive group interaction and discussion.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

12. The location where our meetings are held allows for a variety of educational modalities (for example, audio/visual presentations).

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

Attendance

13. Attendance at our meetings is consistent and members arrive on time.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

14. Attendance at our meetings is evaluated as a criterion for continued membership on the committee.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

Recording Minutes

15. The minutes of our meetings are accurate and reflect the discussion, next steps and/or action items articulated by the members.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

Membership

16. Our membership represents the talent and skill set required to fulfill the goals and purpose of the committee.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

17. Our members treat each other with respect and courtesy.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

18. Our members come to meetings prepared and ready to contribute.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

19. As a general rule, when I speak I feel listened to and that my comments are valued.

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strongly agree       strongly disagree
 

General Comments

20. What I like the most about our meetings?

 

21. What I would like to see improve at our meetings?

 

22. What areas should the committee focus on in the future?

 

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Committee self-evaluation tool sample.doc