Manager's Toolkit

Manager's Toolkit

Manager's Toolkit

Dr. Houshmand’s goal is to create an environment where every employee wants to come to work every day. That attitude is not just important but essential if we are to reach the goals that have been set for Rowan University. Each of us must give Rowan University our best each and every day. Our managers are key to achieving that environment.
This webpage was designed to provide the tools that were discussed during the managerial training sessions. Please contact Jeremy Trowsdale (856-256-4291) with any questions.

Performance Management For Managers – This presentation will provide information regarding best practices for completing and delivering performance reviews, as well as explain Rowan’s Managerial Review process from a system/technical perspective.

Recruiting Effective Managers

  • Job Description Template
  • Search Committee training- all search committee members must complete search committee training once every 12 months. https://adminweb.rowan.edu/PROD/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

    To complete the training:
    1. Log in to Banner Self Serve
    2. Select Employee
    3. Select Professional Development
    4. Select Search Committee Training
    5. Watch video completely
    6. Quickly click the confirm button
    7. Receive confirmation e-mail of completion

Supervisor's Checklist When Hiring a New Employee

New Manager Orientation (All Modules are offered quarterly)

  • The goal of this training series is to:
    • Provide guidance to new hire managerial employees and employees promoted into that employment class in regards to the Rowan organizational structure including understanding the responsibilities of specific departments & divisions
    • Connect them with specific Rowan tools, resources, and contact information
    • Facilitate understanding of their role as managers, especially in regards to Rowan policies and procedures
  • For further information about the various modules of NMO (HR, Finance, IRT, and Student Affairs), please refer to the main Training page.

Performance Evaluation

Overview of the Managerial Performance Review Process:
Managerial Performance Review Process Flow Chart

    • To access the managerial form, please login to Banner Self Serve
    • Select "Employee"
    • Click on Employee Dashboard
    • Login using your Rowan University Network password
    • Click Manager Employee Menu in the bottom right hand corner
    • Select "Managerial Review Form"

The timeline for the 2020-21 Managerial Performance Review process is listed below:
Note: The Managerial Reviews will cover a two year review period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. We will be returning to one year review cycles after this review cycle.


June 1 – June 30, 2021 – Supervisors of Managerial Employees complete Department/Division Goals and Managerial employees complete self-evaluations by completing the following areas:

Part 1 - Self Evaluation
Part 2 - General Job Duties 
Part 3 - Individual Goals/Performance Objectives
Part 5 - New individual Goals/Objectives
Part 7 - Professional Development

Managerial employees must complete and submit their portion of the evaluation process by June 30th. Please note: Supervisors can begin reviews once the employee has submitted their self-evaluation

July 1 – August 13, 2021 – Supervisors finish the evaluations, review them with the Division Heads (if applicable), and hold meetings with direct reports. Supervisors must complete the following areas:

Part 2 - General Job Duties – provide a rating and comments
Part 3 - Individual Goals/Performance Objectives – provide a rating and comments
Part 4 - Department/Division Goals/Performance Objectives – should be completed in early December
Part 6 - Overall Assessment/Rating – provide a rating and comments
Part 7 - Professional Development – only if edits are needed

August 27 – Last day to finalize all signatures for the reviews (Part 8)


Performance Feedback

Performance Feedback forms

Documentation & Disciplinary Guidelines for Represented Employees

Resources