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2016-2017 Faculty Annual Activity Report (FAAR)


Dear Colleague,

 We are pleased to invite you to begin preparing your 2016-2017 Faculty Annual Activity Report (FAAR) in Digital Measures' Activity Insight (DMAI); the on-line information management system for organizing and reporting out on your teaching, research, and service activities. This secure database is easy to use, and accessible at any time, day or night, as long as there is an internet connection. 

To access, simply go to and log in using your MySCSU username and password. You can also access the log in site by going to Southern' s home page and selecting the Faculty/Staff tab located at the top of the page. This will bring you to 'Online Tools', where you will select Digital Measures' Activity Insight/FAAR. Once inside the system, the 'Activity Database Main Menu' screen will appear. This screen will be divided into five sections, with 29 screens for storing information into fields, text boxes, and drop-down boxes. Once all data are entered, you can produce your own reports quickly and effortlessly (i.e., CV's, FAAR, Candidate Information Form(CIF) for promotion, tenure, and renewal).  Those who require additional access (e.g., department chairs, deans, accreditation committee members, Provost) will be given the necessary security clearance to generate administrative reports.

 This academic year we will pre-populate your teaching course workload for the fall 2016 semester near the end of the semester. This action will ensure that only the most accurate course information is uploaded into the DMAI system. A second letter will then be sent at the end of the semester that asks you to go back into DMAI and complete section II, Screen C. Scheduled Teaching/Course Innovations where you will find listed your fall 2016 courses. 

As noted last year, there is no longer a 'button' to hit to submit your FAAR. The tracking of responses and the creation of records will be recorded automatically and internally by the DMAI system. Therefore, faculty will be given credit for additions, edits, changes, etc. made to records located in DMAI. 

For on-going technical assistance, support, and training, please contact Maureen Gilbride-Redman, MPA, MS in the Office of Assessment and Planning at or 27054. 

We thank you for your cooperation and assistance. The completion deadline is June 30, 2017. We recommend, however, that you start entering your data now rather than waiting to the end of the year.


Richard L. Riccardi, Sc.D.

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness