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Digital Measures User Guide

Resources and faculty guides for Digital Measures

Instructions: Enter Data

Entering Data

Note: At least one date (it can be the year) is required to save a record on screens that require dates.

Step 1: Navigate to Activities

  • Once logged in, at the top of the screen click Activities and then Manage Activities
  • You will see the following sections, which contain the screens you can add data to
    • General Information: contains personal and contact information, educational history, honors and awards, certifications, and professional memberships.
    • Teaching/Mentoring: contains scheduled teaching information, along with other activities that directly impact student learning.
    • Scholarship/Research: contains information about grants, publications, presentations, and other scholarly and professional activities.
    • Service: contains your service activities undertaken in clinical, professional, university, and public settings.

Step 2: Add New Record

  • Select a section you would like to edit and click Add New Item at the top right of the screen.                                                                                                                  
  • Fill out the available form fields to the greatest extent possible, and select Save to save your work.

Screen Descriptions

General Information

Screen Description
Personal and Contact Information This information is imported through IRIS
Biography and Expertise This screen captures information to display on your Faculty Web Profile.
Administrative Data - Permanent Data / Yearly Data This information is imported through IRIS
Appointments at UTHSC

This screen captures a chronological listing of your professional academic and administrative work history at UTHSC (i.e. instructor, Program Director, Chair, etc.). Any joint appointment in another department/college at UTHSC should also be listed here. Any staff appointments should be recorded on Work History screen.

Awards and Honors This screen should be used to record any awards and honors you have received in relation to professional or scholarly activities.
Consulting This screen should be used to report any external consulting activities you have undertaken.
Degrees This screen captures education leading to formal academic degrees and is typically imported by AFSA. Formal postgraduate training such as Clerkship, Internship, Residency, and Post-doctoral Fellowship should be entered on the Graduate/Postgraduate Training screen.
Graduate/Post-Graduate Training This screen captures formal postgraduate clinical and research training including Clerkship, Internship, Residency, and Post-doctoral Fellowship.
Faculty Development Activities Attended This screen captures continuing education and professional development activities including: classes, conferences, faculty fellowships, faculty internships, formal coursework, seminars, workshops, and other professional development.
Licensures This screen captures licensure required for professional practice within your discipline. You may attach a copy of the license.
Certifications This screen captures professional certifications relevant to professional practice within your discipline or obtained for other professional activities. You may attach a copy of the certification. Please signify “Board Certification” where appropriate.
Media Appearances and Interviews This screen captures activities relating to the contribution of professional expertise in the media (Internet, magazine, newspaper, radio, or television).
Military Service This screen captures service in any branch of the armed services (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, or Navy).
Professional Memberships This screen captures only membership in professional and scientific organizations. Offices or leadership roles held should be entered in the relevant service screen (I.e. in Clinical, Professional, Public or University).
Work History This screen captures (1) general work history prior to appointment at UTHSC and (2) current activities if a visiting professorship or joint academic appointment at a non-UTHSC institution. Clinical and other practice experiences should be included on the Clinical Care and Other Practice Experience screen. Courses taught at institutions other than UTHSC should be entered on the Teaching at Other Institutions screen.

Teaching/Mentoring

Screen Description
Academic Advising This screen captures a summary number of students advised at different levels. Only faculty with formal Academic Advising duties will use this screen.
Directed Student Learning (e.g., theses, dissertations) This screen captures the directed learning and mentorship of individual mentees in a formal setting.
Mentoring This screen captures mentoring activities outside of academic advising, including individual mentee details and hours spent annually. This may include mentorship of faculty members, students, or others.
Other Instructional Activities This screen is for instructional activities not associated with official UTHSC courses. Scheduled course activities are recorded in the UTHSC Course Instruction screen.
UTHSC Course Instruction This screen captures instruction delivered through scheduled courses in formal academic degree programs at UTHSC. Scheduled courses have a prefix, course number, and official title. These are courses that can be found in the program catalog. UTHSC teaching activities are imported for you from Banner and other official college or academic program records. Please review imported data and request any necessary revisions by contacting your Digital Measures Administrator at DM Support. Percent effort or hours should be entered depending on the requirements of your college or academic program.
Teaching Innovation and Curriculum Development This screen captures non-published teaching materials developed for instruction within a formal course or academic program as well as innovative activities such as the introduction of computer applications and enhanced student learning activities.
Teaching at Other Institutions This screen captures specific courses by term and year taught at non-UTHSC institutions.

Scholarship/Research

Screen Description
Biographical Sketch - NIH This screen allows you to create an NIH Biographical Sketch in a custom template formatted to NIH standards. You may create multiple Biographical Sketch records on this screen. This may be valuable if you frequently apply for two different types of NIH grants, for example, and you wish to maintain two different sets of contributions which are tailored to each of those two grant types. You will be able to choose the corresponding Biographical Sketch based on this field when running the NIH Biographical Sketch custom report.
Biographical Sketch - NSF This screen allows you to create an NSF Biographical Sketch in a custom template formatted to NSF standards. You may create multiple Biographical Sketch records on this screen. This may be valuable if you frequently apply for two different types of NSF grants, for example, and you wish to maintain two different sets of contributions which are tailored to each of those two grant types. You will be able to choose the corresponding Biographical Sketch based on this field when running the NSF Biographical Sketch custom report.
Sponsored Research - Proposals The proposals screen captures all grant proposals, submissions, and/or applications for faculty at UTHSC. Data in this screen are imported from the Cayuse system maintained by the Office of Research. Please review imported data and request any necessary revisions by contacting your Digital Measures Administrator at DM Support.
Sponsored Research - Awards The awards screen captures all grant awards and sponsored project agreements for UTHSC faculty. Data in this screen have been imported from the Cayuse system maintained by the Office of Research. Please review imported data and request any necessary revisions by contacting your Digital Measures Administrator at DM Support.
Intellectual Property (e.g., copyrights, patents) This screen captures intellectual property, including copyrights and patents.
Presentations This screen captures lectures and presentations, typically delivered at conferences, and to audiences that are not regular students, departmental colleagues, or part of a formal curriculum. Abstracts of conference posters or presentations included in conference proceedings, but that have not been subsequently published in a scholarly journal, should be entered here. Abstracts that have been published in a scholarly journal should be entered on the Publications screen.
Publications This screen captures professional published scholarly work including books and book chapters, cases, editorials, instructional material, journal articles, multimedia, and position statements. Journal articles can be imported from a variety of formats, including PubMed and Scopus, among others. Please contact your College’s library liaison for assistance.
Research Activity This screen captures research at UTHSC that does not go through the Office of Sponsored Programs, including funded or unfunded scholarly activity.
Other Research This screen captures research conducted at other institutions, such as that undertaken during short and long term visits to other institutions or via collaborations, and that is not required to be processed through the Office of Sponsored Programs/Cayuse system. It may also include research undertaken at other institutions prior to a UTHSC appointment.

Clinical Care

Screen Description
Clinical Leadership This screen captures positions of clinical leadership you have held, such as head of a clinical team, chairperson or member of a committee at a clinical site, director of a clinical service, and other leadership activities in a clinical setting. Clinical Leadership may include clinical faculty roles involving service planning, coordinating, delegating supervision, or facilitating guidance of a clinic team, health professionals, and/or support staff. Activities may also include personnel tasks focused on patient satisfaction or health care delivery improvement.
Clinical Care and Other Practice Experience This screen captures clinical/patient care provided in any type of setting, including inpatient, outpatient, community-based, or other setting.
Clinical Teaching This screen captures instruction (such as clinical supervision, evidence-based presentations, grand rounds, inpatient/outpatient attending, simulation, workshop) delivered to students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), residents, fellows, and other licensed healthcare providers. If not conducted in a clinical environment, activities such as lab instruction, mock boards, and participation in simulation activities should be entered in the Other Instructional Activities screen.
Clinical Service This screen captures information about your service responsibilities that are primarily related to clinical care and that are not specific to clinical teaching, clinical care, or clinical leadership.

Service

Screen Description
University This screen captures service undertaken at any level at UTHSC or the University of Tennessee System.
Professional This screen captures activities and leadership positions for professional organizations, committees and clubs. Membership within these organizations may also need to be entered under Professional Memberships in the General Information category.
Public This screen captures activities performed for the benefit of the public or public organizations or that can be classified as outreach and, in that case, does not fall under the category of clinical, university, or professional service.