2014-2015 Faculty Annual Activity Report (FAAR)

 Dear Colleague, 
 
We are pleased to invite you to begin preparing your 2014-2015 Faculty Annual Activity Report in Digital Measures' Activity Insight (DM) for faculty; an on-line information management system for organizing and reporting out on the teaching, research, and service activities of faculty. This database system is easy to use, and accessible at anytime, day or night, as long as there is an internet connection.
 
To access, simply go to www.southernct.edu/faar and log in using your MySCSU username and password. The 'Activities Database Main Menu' page will appear. Here you will be asked to fill in fields on forms that are located beneath chosen screens (e.g., A, B, C, and D). Be certain to enter a date (e.g., start/end) into fields that request this information. Some fields will self-populate, while others will require some typing or the selection of a response from a drop-down box. For example, under Section II, Screen C. Scheduled Teaching/Course Innovations, we have currently pre-populated your teaching course workload for the Fall 2014 semester. The Spring 2015 teaching course workload will be pre-populated at the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester. A reminder letter will be sent at this time asking faculty to complete this remaining portion of their FAAR.
 
Once all data are entered, you can produce your own reports quickly and effortlessly (i.e., CV's, FAAR, Promotion & Tenure). Those who require access (e.g., department chairs, deans, the provost and the Office of Assessment and Planning) will be given the necessary clearance to enter the DM system to review information and to generate administrative reports.
 
Remember, there is no need to submit your FAAR as once you have saved information it is loaded into DM. We do require, however, that you 'select' the red text at the top of the Activities Screen to indicate that you have filled in all fields and screens for DM sections I – V, for both the Fall and Spring 2014-2015 semesters.The red text can be found at the top of Digital Measures' Activities Database University Main Menu page and reads: Required: Click here to indicate that you've completed this year's FAAR. Once you've selected the red text, insert a date into 'Academic Year' and then hit 'Save and Return'. By completing all of these steps, you will receive credit for completing your DM FAAR.
 
As DM will serve you as a professional portfolio, we invite you to 'back fill' information so that you can easily generate CV's and reports for renewal, promotion, tenure, and professional assessment purposes. You can also upload scholarly and creative work.
 
For on-going technical assistance, support, and training, please contact Maureen Gilbride-Redman in the Office of Assessment and Planning at gilbriderem1@southernct.edu or 27054. For your convenience, a link to the secure DM website is also posted on the Office of Assessment and Planning's website.
 
We thank you for your cooperation and assistance! The completion deadline is June 30, 2015.
 
 Sincerely,

 

Bette S. Bergeron, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs