Faculty 180 is the central system of record for faculty academic + non-academic activities data. If you have any questions regarding the use or functionality of Faculty 180 beyond what is covered in this guide, please contact Verna Case at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing Faculty 180
You will be prompted to log in using your Davidson College network credentials.
This is the page that will open when you sign into Faculty 180.
- The area in the red rectangle on the column to the left of the page is the place you will begin to add FAR activities.
- The area in the red rectangle to the right of this screenshot displays the links you can use to access general help information (Institutional FAQs and Knowledge Base) about Faculty 180.
Your personal information and some of your contact information have been automatically uploaded from Banner. You should make sure that information is correct. After checking the uploaded information, you have options for inputting additional information in the categories from Education to Biography by clicking on the arrow to the left of the category. Click the blue Add button to input your information into the forms available (see example below).
This is the area of Faculty 180 that will require most of your attention and will comprise the majority of your professional portfolio. You will find most of the categories are familiar and mirror the previous Faculty Activity Report format.
The courses you have taught at Davidson since your arrival are automatically uploaded from Banner into this section of Faculty 180. If you click on View Teaching, you will be able to select the timeframe you wish to display and then hit refresh. All of the course you taught during that timeframe will be listed.
Below each course you have taught, you will find a form where you will be able to upload your syllabus, course evaluations, etc.
Course Development Activities
This section allows you to input descriptions of recent work you have done on a course or courses. You can select the timeframe when you will introduce the changes to the course and a timeframe for teaching the course with these changes. You can also add documents, such as assignments, rubrics, etc. that you added to each course.
Any teaching, research or service awards you may have received during your career can be entered here.
This section is designed to be inclusive of the many types of student project mentoring that are common at Davidson. You will find drop down menus on the form that allow you to select the type of mentoring that you gave to a student or group of students and any funding sources that may have supported the mentoring. There is also an awards section for inputting any awards that may have resulted from the student(s) project. Note: Pre-major and major academic advisees are listed under a separate activity.
Faculty mentoring that can be entered in this section includes: 1) mentoring that is official, such as mentoring new faculty in your department or participating in the new faculty mentoring program for non-departmental faculty that is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, or 2) unofficial mentoring that involves giving professional advice on a regular basis to another faculty member.
Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions
Publication data in RIS and BibTeX files can be uploaded to Faculty 180. If your publications are in another format, Zotero or PubMed, it will be a two-step process…1) These indexing programs have an export function to save your publications into RIS and BibTeX formats. Dean Raymond accepts all citation formats.
Grants that have been received from external funding agencies and that are in the Office of Grants and Contracts records will be uploaded to your Faculty 180 in the near future. Internal grants or your grants that are not in OGC records will need to be entered into the database by you.
The form allows you to input collaborators, websites related to the grant, and attachments including the proposal and any products produced as a result of grant activities. Activities can be classified by type by selecting from the drop-down menus.
Other Professional Activities
This section is straightforward. The free-form areas allow you to add descriptions of each activity and the significance of your field and work. The drop-down menu for “type” of activity also includes a selection “other” if your professional development work doesn’t fit the listed types of activities.
The Professional Development section differs from Other Professional Activities in that it requests information on “continuing education” activities you pursue. These professional development activities could occur on campus or off campus. This is the place to add work you have done related to inclusive pedagogy, other teaching workshops, workshops to improve research skills, and so on.
Service to the College: Committees
Service to the College: Other than Committees
This is activity category allows you to highlight a multitude of activities that you engage in to support the college community. For example, service on groups where the work has a limited duration, such as search committees, can be listed and described here.
Service to the College: Advising Load
Your current advisees will be automatically uploaded from Banner.
Service to the College: Administrative Responsibilities
In this activity area, you can add administrative functions, such as chairing of departments, serving as a study abroad director, administering institutional grants, serving on selection committees for scholarships.
Service to the Broader Community
Enter any significant engagement you have with organizations locally or nationally that would be considered service rather than a professional activity e.g., service activities with non-profit groups in the greater Charlotte area, programs offered to local schools, talks at The Pines at Davidson, etc.