Faculty180 Release Notes 2020.07.22
Fixed: Vita setup to include all statuses are not pulling in "published/completed" activities:
Fixed problem with a "Published/Completed" status not being displayed on a vita set up to display that status. The issue was that “In Press” was being treated as a terminal state, and we do not reliably display statuses that come after the date that a teminal state is applied. In this case, "In press" was being treated as a terminal state and its date preceded the status in question, preventing that status from displaying as expected. “In Press” is no longer treated as a terminal state, which resolved the issue.
Expected behavior: Given the vita is set to include the "completed/published" status for activities AND the activity falls within the specified date range, activities that meet the given criteria should be displayed when the vita is generated.
We have now made In Press an ongoing rather than a terminal status.
What is ongoing and what is terminal?
There are two terminal statuses in Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions...Work Discontinued and Completed/Published.
If you add a terminal status to an activity that has a date prior to any other status, those later statuses will not be displayed or outputted because we interpret the terminal state. IE: Completed/Published to be the final state, so later statuses for the activity will not display.
In Press is no longer considered a terminal state, rather the assumption is that the user is still working on this, and it is an ongoing activity.
So when a user pulls a vita for anything that is listed as "In Press" with a given date, for example of 2018, because that is an ongoing status, it will appear anytime a vita is generated until the activity is given a terminal status.
This is true for everything other than Work Discontinued or Completed/Published. When those are introduced, that means the end of the activity.