A significant part of our communication both on campus and off campus is correspondence
on University stationery. In producing letterhead, envelopes and business cards,
our goal is to most efficiently use University resources and best maintain
our institutional graphic identity and standards for quality.
Please use the guidelines on pages
12-14 of the Graphic
Standards Guide to help your Rowan correspondence look
consistent. You can download ready-to-use letterhead and
#10 envelope templates for Microsoft Word® in our templates
and forms section.
Editorial style standards for Rowan University business
may contain the following employee information
||Academic and professional
credentials, qualifications and affiliations
||Department or office
||College or division
||Rowan office telephone
||Rowan office fax
||Rowan-hosted web page
Please keep the following in mind
when composing your business card:
||No courtesy titles (Dr.,
Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss)
||Use working titles, not state
titles (i.e., Program Coordinator, not program specialist
II or Assistant Director, Facilities, not assistant
supervisor 1, Trades)
||Credentials and affiliations
may occupy up to 9 characters after one’s name.
||Use degree designations without
periods (MS, MA, MFA, MBA, EdD, PhD, JD, etc.).
||List the highest degree earned
without preceding degrees.
||Use affiliations and credentials
without periods (APR, CPA, CPP, etc.)
||Use only descriptors that
are relevant to one’s employment at the University
(i.e., no military ranks, unrelated professional
||Members of the professional
staff whose primary responsibility is academic advising
may use the title “Academic Advisor” or “Graduate
||Engineering faculty who chair
a program may use “Chair” and their program
name. Chairs in other colleges may use “Chair” and
the department name.
||Only Rowan phone and fax
numbers, Rowan-based e-mail addresses and Rowan-hosted
web pages may be included on business cards. Personal
contact information should be included on syllabi
or other course-specific information distributed
Business cards for adjunct faculty
Because adjunct faculty generally serve the University on a limited basis, the University does not routinely provide business cards for them. However, if the nature of an adjunct’s assignment requires business cards, the adjunct must request the cards through the department chair, who will forward the request to the dean of the college.
If the dean approves the purchase, the order may be placed through the normal process initiated with the card order form and requisition.
If the dean approves the adjunct’s request but not the funds to purchase the card, the adjunct may purchase the cards personally by using the card order form and paying the University’s printer directly. In either case, the card must comply with Rowan graphic and editorial standards and must be produced by the University’s contracted vendor, Glassboro Printing.
The intent of the policy is threefold:
- To limit the access of adjuncts to business cards so that those who teach temporarily or infrequently will not have cards that suggest a significant relationship with the university equivalent to tenured or tenure-track full-time or part-time faculty.
- To maintain the graphic and editorial standards for business cards that provide an employee with consistent, legitimate identification with Rowan University.
- To ensure the allocation of funds for business cards to those whose employment with the University requires cards.