Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS)
Login to the FAS by entering your PawPrint (exchange e-mail) ID and password.
Choose Faculty Accomplishments from the bottom of the page.
Enter your data.
- Faculty (or their appointed representatives) enter information into secure web forms about their annual service, publications, advising, and other activities.
- Data for teaching (courses, enrollment, credit hours) and grants is downloaded from campus information systems into the faculty member’s individual data (see User Manual provided on main menu.) Faculty members can edit information supplied by campus systems.
- Space is available for added information to meet department reporting traditions or needs. An “optional activity” can be defined by each unit to describe activities unique to the unit.
- All data is stored in a database which can be accessed by the faculty member and appropriate individuals for making reports and other departmental uses.
- Data existing in the Community of Science (COS) database can be downloaded to avoid typing (one time only per college, upon request.) Data from FAS can be moved to COS to avoid entering data into COS (this will be done periodically as desired.) Only the FAS data needs to be maintained.
- Each data item needs to be input only once and will remain in the system until changed or deleted by the faculty member.
- Standardized reports are set up in FAS to use the data. Custom reports can also be created and new high demand reports can be requested. Reports can be created for any time frame.
- Reports from FAS can be saved as text for use in Word or other word processors.
- FAS is accessed through the web so type of computer doesn’t matter.
- FAS can be expanded to include graduate students if campus demand exists.
- Faculty member annual report given to chair for annual review.
- Faculty member 5-year activity report for Post-tenure Review.
- Faculty member collection of activity information for P&T.
- Faculty member documentation to support MU award applications.
- Department annual report.
- Reports on faculty awards, grants, and publications for unit newsletters.
- Progress reports for grants.
- Reports on research, grants, etc. for program reviews and self studies.
- Up-to-date information to place on web describing faculty research profiles, faculty strengths on department home page.
- College annual report.
- Reports on Mission Enhancement “productivity,” unit’s accomplishments with respect to Strategic Plans (College, MU and UM) or Research Board etc.
- Campus “book” report.
- Information about Faculty Honors and Awards for “campus brags.”
- Use of keywords to identify faculty expertise as requested.
- Other (??) –suggestions are welcome!
To Use FAS:
There is a main menu at the side of each page. Choose the item you want to work on from the menu and click. The side menu lets you move between sections of your data. When you are done with one section you can go to the side menu to switch sections. Some items will be drawn from other MU databases (courses taught, grants) and can be edited, but need not be input (see User Manual choice on side menu to see how to access them.) You can go back to any item to update or edit it at a later time.
If a faculty member wants to allow a secretary or work-study student to enter data, the faculty member must execute items 1-3 above. Then from the side menu they should choose "account manager." Then click on "manage your permissions." Enter the email ID of the person given permission to work on the data in the box. Choose "Read/Write" from the choice box and click on "grant." Permission can be given to multiple people and can be revoked at any time. This system keeps passwords private and secure. The person granted permission must use the URL to enter FAS to enter data as permitted.
- Login to the FAS by entering your PawPrint (exchange e-mail) ID and password.
- Choose Faculty Accomplishments from the bottom of the page.
- Enter your data.
Dates are Important!
Publications and many activities require that special dates be added. These dates allow 1 year and 5-year reports and meet a variety of other reporting needs. For most items it is fine to approximate the dates. For instance, if an article were published in the 2nd quarter of 2000, the date 04-01-2000 would capture that information. This will help when reports are needed by calendar vs fiscal year, etc.
Chairs need to send a list of all faculty members in the department to Hala Dawood. Hala leads the FAS programming effort for the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and must associate the name of the faculty member with the department for departmental reports. It is still possible to make modifications that have demand from the majority of campus and special report designed for specific units may be contracted with the DoIt.
FAS Project Background
The FAS was developed with the programming and technology assistance of DoIt. The database is developed in Oracle, which is compatible with the Peoplesoft databases and will be linked to elements of Peoplesoft as they become available. Thanks to DoIT for the resources and support of FAS.