What is UA Vitae?
UA Vitae, the online system for annual faculty reviews, provides a single and convenient place for faculty members to archive their achievements. Data from campus systems is brought into UA Vitae, and faculty input data about teaching, research, service and other activities that are reported as part of their annual review process. Faculty can also preview the the same generated annual review documents, that review committees will see. The UA Vitae system facilitates the annual review workflow process for peer review committees and department heads.
Additional Benefits for Faculty Members:
- generate custom CVs and biosketches that can be shared in traditional formats or shared electronically,
- use the "search" features to identify colleagues in the system who are working or publishing in areas of mutual interest.
What data is pulled from campus systems into UA Vitae?
- Office address
- Email address
- Position titles (primary, secondary, and additional units)
- Academic rank
- Course data from UAccess Student from 2011-present
- Teacher Course Evaluations (TCEs) for courses 2014-present
- Graduate Advising data from GradPath
Sponsored Projects data
- Grants data from 2011-present
Who is UA Vitae?
The UA Vitae project has four distinct committees comprised of faculty, staff and stakeholders from colleges across campus to guide the development, implementation, and ongoing enhancement of UA Vitae for university-wide use.
- The University Advisory Committee provides formative input from a faculty and college/department perspective.
- The UA Vitae Support Team provides user support and is responsible for facilitating enhancements of the UA Vitae system.
- College and Department Coordinators provide support across campus. Each college has at least one College Coordinator, and many colleges have departmental coordinators, who are responsible for coordinating the use of UA Vitae in accordance with the unit's annual review processes and timelines.
How did UA Vitae get started?
The decision to implement UA Vitae was the result of a Provost-led collaboration by a steering committee of representatives and stakeholders from colleges across campus. The Faculty180 software, provided by Data180, that is branded as "UA Vitae" was selected by a group of faculty, administrators, and staff.
UA Vitae was piloted for the 2013 review cycle by faculty and staff in:
- College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
- College of Fine Arts (CFA)
- College of Medicine - Phoenix (COM-PHX)
- Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (CPH)
- College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
The UA Vitae system replaced several home-grown reporting systems, used by faculty in CALS, Fine Arts, Public Health, and SBS. The pilot included migrating data from the previous reporting systems into UA Vitae.
Based on learnings from the pilot colleges, UA Vitae was rolled out to include other colleges for the 2014 review cycle:
- College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
- College of Education
- Eller College of Management
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities
- James E. Rogers College of Law
- College of Optical Sciences
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Science
- UA South
- University Libraries
Currently, UA Vitae is in use across campus, and has become the cornerstone for other applications, including UA Profiles, which includes information about teaching, research, service, and other activities for UA Faculty.