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College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

New Look and feel for UA Vitae is here!

Data 180, the vendor behind UA Vitae, has been hard at work this summer to create a completely new design look for the product Faculty 180, which we know as UA Vitae.  The new design is simpler and more user friendly, and also designed to work on your mobile devices. Log in to UA Vitae and take a look!

While the website itself has received a facelift, the activity and faculty profile sections themselves have not changed.

UA Vitae Quick Start Guide

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Where to enter data for CALS

Use this guide to know where to enter APR information into UA Vitae.

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Import Citations and Publications

A guide to importing your citations and publications.

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  • UA Vitae offers two methods to "copy" activities across reporting years.  One is described here as the "continue" method, while the other, recently introduced, is the "clone" method.

    When looking at your activities, some will clearly be ones that span calendar years.  For example, you may be a member of a promotion and tenure committee for a three year period.  This is a good use of the continue method.  Rather than enter this activity for each of the three years, just enter the start and end of the committee membership: (starting) Spring 2013 and (ending) Winter 2015.  This activity continues across the span of the three years, and will be included in reports that include any semester of this time span.  For activities that may not have a set end, the end semester and year can be set as Present.  An example could be membership on a doctoral candidate committee.  An "ongoing" activity will continue to be included in reports until it is closed off with an end semester/year.  During each reporting period, you will be asked to leave such an activity as ongoing, or to close it off.

    Other activities may be short term, but repeat periodically.  For example, you may annually attend a professional society conference.  The activity would have very similar details each year, perhaps changing only the date and location.  This would be a good use of the clone method.  Rather than enter the activity each year, it can now be cloned from the previous year, then edited to update the details.

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    1. In UA Vitae, go to: My Data [tab] > My Reports [box] > My Activities [link].
    2. in the boxed area labeled General, set the semester range: e.g., Begin Spring 2014, End Winter 2014.
    3. Find the activity entry for which you want a report. Note that some are on the 'second page' of entries; either choose to display all entries, or go to page two of the entries list.
    4. Click the link that is the total number of entries, which is in the last column.
    5. This will display the list as a web table.  It's probably more useful to have this in a spreadsheet, so go to the upper right corner of the page, and click the Excel icon.
    6. Note the Additional Columns item right above the Begin semester.  This feature can be used to add additional fields, which have been added as activity classifications.
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  • There is a known issue with the Web of Science (WoS) import widget. This is due to a limit that WoS has imposed on the number of database lookups per hour. If you experience a problem, you may want to try again later.  As an alternative, you may want to export your citations from WoS and then import using the Generic import method.

    The documentation on importing citations and publications may also be useful.

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  • Yes you can. However, much of the hidden formatting which Word uses will get filtered out. If it weren't, you would also have odd characters showing in the text.

    For working on your report text in an offline program, a simple text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac, Linux) works better.  You can add simple formatting in UA Vitae after pasting the text in. Editor buttons include bold, italic, underline, numbered list, and bulleted list.

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  • In UA Vitae, your annual reports are called vitae or CVs.  To view your own APR CVs, or those of a faculty member whom you may be emulating, go to the  My Data [tab] > Vitas & Biosketches [box] > Access Vitas / Biosketches [link]. The CALS Annual Review Summary is the CV used for peer review.

    You may also create one or more CVs customized to your personal preferences. To do so, go to My Data [tab] > Vitas & Biosketches [box] > Manage Vitas / Biosketches [link].

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  • In UA Vitae, support staff are also able to enter items on behalf of faculty members in their unit. A support person will need to have a UA Vitae staff account with administrative access for their unit.  He or she can then emulate any faculty member in that unit - not only a specific faculty member. To request a new staff account, contact a UA Vitae admin in your unit.

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  • The deadline for 2014 annual reports is Monday, February 2, 2015, as set by the Dean's office. A letter has been sent out to HODS and others regarding this. Keep in mind that departments, schools and counties may set their own deadline prior to the college's, so check with your unit head as well.

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  • APROL will remain available, as a read-only system, for an indefinite period. All your APRs will still be accessible. Administrators will also be able to access reports as before.

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Please fill out the contact form below to report any issues, concerns, suggestions, or for any questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also need to contact the person in your unit responsible for HR or academic questions.