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Customize Activity Classifications

Activity classifications in Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR, Faculty180) provide a basis for classifying faculty members into useful categories within FAR. They enable tracking of activity characteristics, such as the review type for a scholarly work (blind peer, editorially reviewed).

 

Setting up activity classifications is a critical step in preparing for accreditation reporting.

 

Manage Activity Classifications

1. Navigate to Activity Classifications under Customize

Navigation: Administration > Setup > Activity Classifications

  1. Click Setup under the Administration section of the navigation menu.
    Navigation bar with Setup highlighted
  2. Click Activity Classifications under the Customize section.
    Customize section with Activity Classifications selected
 
 

2. Filter and make changes to desired activity

  1. Click the hyperlinked number for the unit corresponding to the activity to be changed. If necessary, click the plus sign to expand a unit.
    • The Manage Activity Classifications screen displays a list of all activity classifications currently assigned to the selected unit and subunits.
    • Click the Unit Change link to select a different unit or subunit, if necessary. Upon selecting a different unit or a subunit, the list of activity classifications that are displayed may change.
  2. Click the Additional Units dropdown to specify what the list of activity classifications should include.
  3. Click the Unit Usage dropdown to specify which activity classifications to display. The following options are available:
    • Show All Used By This Unit: Shows all relevant activity classifications and hides all that are exclusions for my assigned unit
    • Show Non-Global Used By This Unit: Shows activity classifications that have exclusions, such as those that are not global and that assigned unit is not excluded from
    • Show Global: Shows all activity classifications that have not been excluded from any unit
    • Show Non-Global: Shows all activity classifications that are excluded from at least one unit 
    • Show Global and Non-Global: Shows all activity classifications for all units

      When adding a new unit, Global Activity Classifications (Activity Classifications that have not been excluded from any unit) will be applied to the new unit. Administrators can change which activity classifications are assigned to the unit as necessary.

       

      FAR contains several options for displaying and managing activity classifications, based on which units the activity classifications are assigned to and excluded from within each institution.

       
  4. Click the Edit icon (pencil) to make changes to the desired activity.
    • Activity classifications can also be cloned and activated/deactivated from here.
 
 

Create Activity Classifications

1. Navigate to Activity Classifications under Customize

Navigation: Administration > Setup > Activity Classifications

  1. Click Setup under the Administration section of the navigation menu.
    Navigation bar with Setup highlighted
  2. Click Activity Classifications under the Customize section.
    Customize section with Activity Classifications selected
 
 

2. Add new classification

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click the Unit Change link to select a different unit or subunit, if necessary.
  3. Specify the settings for the new activity classification.
  4. When finished making changes, save the information.

Once created, faculty members and their surrogates can enter activity classification data as activities are input into FAR. The organizational unit that an activity classification is assigned to is important because it limits the visibility of that classification to the faculty members within that unit and to its sub-units.

 

After Activity Classifications Data have been entered, they can be used to filter reports. For example, each institution can generate a report showing trends of faculty members’ scholarly activities and filter those activities by the review type options shown (blind peer-reviewed, editorially reviewed, invited, non-blind-peer reviewed, and not reviewed).

 
 
 

Edit Existing Activity Classifications

1. Navigate to Activity Classifications under Customize

Navigation: Administration > Setup > Activity Classifications

  1. Click Setup under the Administration section of the navigation menu.
    Navigation bar with Setup highlighted
  2. Click Activity Classifications under the Customize section.
    Customize section with Activity Classifications selected
 
 

2. Make changes to desired activity

  1. Click the unit associated with the activity classifications to be changed.
    • Click the Unit Change link to select a different unit or subunit, if necessary.
  2. Click the Edit icon (pencil) adjacent to the activity classification to be changed. 
    • Activity classifications can also be cloned and activated/deactivated from here.
  3. Make the desired changes.
  4. Click Save when finished.