fars quick start guide final - western michigan professional recognition and how to import faculty...

Download FARS Quick Start Guide Final - Western Michigan   Professional Recognition and how to import faculty publications to FARS, please download the ... Microsoft Word - FARS Quick Start Guide_Final.docx

Post on 01-May-2018

223 views

Category:

Documents

7 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page1of13

    AQuickStartGuideto

    FacultyActivityReportingSystem

    Contents

    1. WhatisFacultyActivityReportingSystem?........................................................................ 22. FARSfeatures.. 23. HowtologintoWMUFacultyActivityReportingSystem(FARS)... 34. Dashboardfunctions.. 45. HowtoeditoraddinformationintheProfilesection........ 56. HowtoeditoraddinformationintheActivitiessection. 77. HowtocompleteaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport.. 10

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page2of13

    1.WhatisFacultyActivityReportingSystem?The Faculty Activity Reporting System is a powerful vitaoriented database. Likemany of our peerinstitutions,WesternMichiganUniversityisimplementingFaculty180fromInterfolio,asoftwaresystemdesignedtoenablefacultytoorganize,manage,andreportontheirannualprofessionalactivitiesaswellastomanagetheircurriculumvitae(CV)andbiographiesinmultipleforms.

    WMUFARSprovidesawiderangeofbenefitstofacultyandstaffbycreatinganonlinestorehousefordata of faculty achievements. As such, this will save time as it makes faculty data available foraccreditationreports,programreviews,andotherpurposes.Relatedly,facultycanusethisinformationtogeneratecurriculumvitae(CVs)andbiographiesinmultipleformats.

    FormoreinformationaboutFARS,pleasefollowthelink:https://wmich.edu/institutionalresearch/fars

    2.FARSfeaturesFARSisasystemthatcontainssixsections:Dashboard,Profile,Activities,Evaluations,Forms&Reports,andVitas&Biosketches.

    Dashboardpostsallthelinkstotheothersections.ItincludesextralinksforToDolist,Announcement,andtutorialVideos.TheToDolistmaypostalinktoaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport.

    Profilecontainspersonalinformationandinformationaboutyoureducation,employment,professionalmembership,andother.

    Activitiessectioncontainsinformationrelatedtoyourprofessorship,whichincludescoursestaught,coursedevelopmentactivities,committees,professionalrecognition(facultypublications),research,services,andother.

    Theinformationinthissection(i.e.Courses,CourseDevelopmentActivities,etc)isretrievedtogenerateaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport(PAR).WhenfacultymakechangestotheirPAR,theinformationwillbestoredintheActivitiessectionaswell.

    Forms&Reportssectionconsistsofformsandreportingfeatures.Reportingfeaturesallowfacultytocreateareportabouttheirteachingactivities(i.e.MyActivitiesReports).

    Vitas&Biosketches:ThissectionallowsfacultytogenerateandprintacurriculumvitaeinavarietyofformatswiththeinformationtheyhaveenteredintotheirProfileandActivitiessections.

    https://wmich.edu/institutionalresearch/fars

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page3of13

    3.HowtologintoFacultyActivityReportingSystem(FARS)1.NavigatetoGoWMUloginpageandsigninwithyourBroncoNetIDandpassword.2.Onceyouaresignedin,clickonthearrowsignforAllLINKSunderMyWorktoexpand/collapsethemenuitems.

    Then,clickonFacultyActivityReportingSystem.

    3.Afteryouclickonthelink,thesystemwillbringyoutotheFacultyActivityReportingSystemhomepageasshowninthepicturebelow.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page4of13

    4.DashboardFunctionsTheDashboardisausefulplaceasitcanshowyoumanyitemsataglance.ItcontainslinkstoyourToDolistitemsandtheirduedates.ItalsopresentsquicklinkstootherareassuchastheProfile,Activities,Evaluations,andVitas&Biosketches.Additionally,youcanfindtutorialvideosonyourDashboardpage.

    ImportantNote:Toaccessyour201617PAR,navigatetotheDashboardandclickontheFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport201617linkintheToDolist.Someofthefunctionalities(e.g.,SubmitforReview)arenotavailableelsewhere.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page5of13

    5.HowtoeditoraddinformationintheProfilesectionClickonProfileintheleftmenu.Alternatively,clickontheUpdateProfileFormreminderthatwillappearintheDashboard.

    TheProfilecontainsvariousbiographicalinformationforfacultytofill.ThePersonalInformation,ContactInformation,andCurrentPositionsectionsareautomaticallyuploadedfromPeopleSoft.TheInterestsandBiographysectionsprovidefacultytheopportunitytodescribethemselvesandtheirwork intheirownwords.TheDegrees,ProfessionalLicensures&Certifications,AwardsandHonors,OutsideEmployment/consultation,MembershipandGraduateFacultyStatussectionscontainimportantinformationaboutafacultymemberscredentialsandprofessionalrecognition.

    Toaddnewinformationtoasection,clickontheitemsunderyourProfile,followedbyclickingthecorrespondingAddbutton.

    Click the Add button toenteryourinformation.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page6of13

    Eachdataentrysectionlooksverysimilar.

    Onceyouarefinishedwiththissection,ClickontheSaveandAddAnotherorSaveandGoBackbuttonsfoundatthebottomofthepage.

    Note:Fieldswithan*nexttothenamearerequiredtobecompletedinordertosavetheform.

    ToEditanexistingdegreeorotherinformation,clickonthepencilshapediconnexttoaddeddegreeorotherinformation.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page7of13

    6.HowtoeditoraddinformationintheActivitiessectionTheActivitiessectioncontainsinformationaboutfacultyprofessionalactivities.Activitiesaregroupedintodifferentcategoriesasseeninthepicturebelow.

    SomeinformationunderdifferentcategoriesintheActivitiessectionisretrievedbythesystemtogenerateaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReportforanacademicyear.Thus,thereportonlycontainsavailableinformationenteredbyyouorpreuploadedbythesystem.Thismeansthatfacultymembersneedtoentermoreinformationtogenerateacompletereportontheirprofessionalactivities.Theinformationenteredinthereport(i.e.FacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport201617)willfeedintothecorrespondingcategoriesintheActivitiessection.

    Anysectionthatdoesnotapplytoyouoryourdepartmentmaybeignoredandleftblank.

    Inordertoaddinformationtoeachitemshowninthepictureabove,youcanclickonDashboard.UndertheToDolist,clickonFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport201617.Then,apagecontainingallitemswillappear.Youcanscrolldowntoseetheitemsyouwishtoaddormakechange.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page8of13

    6.1. Toaddoreditacoursetaught:pleasenavigatetoorclick7.HowtocompleteaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport.PleasenotethatonlybyaccessingthereportlinkundertheToDolistintheDashboardtabdoesthesystemallowyoutosubmitthereportandeditcourses.

    6.2. EditingoraddinginformationtoCourseDevelopmentActivities

    Theseactivitiesrefertothecoursesyouhavedevelopedorredesigned,pedagogy,orinnovationsininstructionyouhavecontributed.Thismaybeintheareasofacademic,clinical,creative/artistic,orresearchteaching.Itmayincludeemergingpedagogyortechnologies,experientiallearning,lifelonglearning,appliedlearning,onlinelearning,orotherexperiences.

    OntheFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport201617,scrolldowntoCourseDevelopmentActivities.

    clickAdd. Aninputformwillappear.Please

    enterinformationtoallthefields. Whenyouarefinished,youcan

    attachafile.PleaseseeIllustration1.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page9of13

    Illustration1:Addinganattachment Addinganattachment:First,youneedtoclickChooseFileinordertoselectanattachment

    fileonyourcomputer.Then,specifythetypeofattachmentwhetheritisTranscriptorOther.

    6.3. ToaddinformationtoInstitutionalServices/Committee,pleasenavigatetoorclick7.4.AddingInformationtoInstitutionalServices/Committees.

    6.4. ForProfessionalRecognitionandhowtoimportfacultypublicationstoFARS,pleasedownloadtheinstructionsonhttps://wmich.edu/institutionalresearch/fars/resources.

    IfyoutickthisLockbox,facultywillnotbeabletodeleteit.

    IfyouclickAddAnother,itallowsyoutoaddanotherattachment.Thechangesyoumadehavenotbeensavedyet.

    Cancel button will clear theinformation you have not saved,andreturntopreviouspage.

    SaveandGoBackbuttonwill save theinformation you have entered, andreturntopreviouspage.

    SaveandAddAnotherwillsavetheinformationregardingthedegree you have entered and open another form for you toaddinformationaboutanotherdegree.

    Save button will save theinformation you haveentered.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page10of13

    7.HowtocompleteaFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport

    7.1.NavigatetoDashboardandclickontheFacultyProfessionalActivitiesReport201617linkfoundintheToDosection.FARSwillthenpulldatafromthefacultymembersProfileandActivitiestogeneratetheirPAR.

    7.2. Addingcourses:Thesecoursesarethecoursesyouareteachinginagivensemester.Thecourseshavebeenuploadedforyou.However,youshouldreviewthecoursestaughtandinformationinothersectionsbeforesubmittingthereport.Ifacourseismissing,followtheinstructionsbelow.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page11of13

    ClickAddCoursesTaughtunderasemesterandyeartowhichyouwishtoaddacourse.

    Entercourseinformationinallthefields.Pleasescrolldowntoseemoredatafields.

    Whenyouarefinished,clickSave. Ifyougetanerrormessagewhile

    addingacourse,pleasesendanemailtowmufars@wmich.edusothatastaffpersonfromtheOfficeofInstitutionalResearchwillbeabletoaddthecourseforyou.Pleasebeawarethatonlycreditgeneratingcoursesareuploaded.

    7.3. Editingcourses Ifforsomereasonyoudidntteachthatcourse,pleasechecktheboxCourseNotTaught.

    AdditionalCourseData:IfyouseeRequiredinredinthepictureshownbelow,itmeanscourseattributeinformationisneeded.So,clickAdd.

  • OfficeofInstitutionalResearch,WesternMichiganUniversity 09/25/2017Page12of13

    Then,pleasetickanappropriateattributeandclickSave.Ifacoursedoesn'thaveaspecialattribute,pleaseleavetheboxesuncheckedandclickSaveinthetoprightcorner.Onceyou

Recommended

View more >