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For the 2023-2024 academic years, supervisors will complete Performance Discussions with their direct reports by April 30, 2024.  These conversations will be centered on achievements that help supervisors and employees agree on strengths and areas for improvement. These forward-thinking discussions will allow for an understanding of expectations and encourage open-dialogue aimed at reaching departmental and personal goals.  The process aligns with a key priority of the University’s Strategic plan which aims to increase staff satisfaction, wellness, sense of belonging, and psychological safety.

As part of this process, please review and update job descriptions as needed.  Completed Performance Discussion documents and updated job descriptions must be submitted electronically to by no later than May 15, 2024. 

Performance Review Guides

Best Practices Performance Review (pdf opens in a new window)

Performance Discussion Guide (pdf opens in a new window)

Performance Review Forms

Performance Discussion (document opens in a new window)

Job Description Template 2024 (document opens in a new window)

Please review the resources below to help you prepare for these conversations.

Resources for Staff

Please take advantage of training videos via our LinkedIn Learning Resources

Preparing for your Review – 26 minutes

Asking for Feedback as an Employee – 21 minutes

Additional Reading

10 performance Review Preparation Tips - Wall Street Journal

Mastering Your Performance Appraisal

Resources for Supervisors

Please take advantage of training videos via our LinkedIn Learning Resources

How to conduct performance appraisals – 3:17 minutes

Additional Reading

Benefits of Performance Appraisals - HR Magazine

Manager Performance Review Checklist

Accessing LinkedIn Learning
  • Go to
  • Click on Online Learning
  • Click on Sign In
  • Enter your Dominican email (including
  • Click on “Continue to Dominican University”
  • Enter your Dominican email again (including
  • Enter your Dominican password

In addition to the videos suggested, all staff and supervisors are encouraged to explore the many courses that are offered on this platform. If you have trouble accessing LinkedIn Learning using your Dominican credentials, please contact Norma Merlo in Human Resources.