Faculty: Save Data Entry Time! Upload Publications to FAR

Did you know that you can upload your publications to FAR from an external source?
Save time on data entry! Click on the “Import” button on the top of the Publications summary screen to get started.

You can directly import data from Web of Science, Crossref or PubMed.

You can also go to most reference managers or databases and download a BibTeX file of your citations. Digital Measures has information on BibTeX imports from sources like EndNote, Google Scholar, HeinOnline, Mendeley, RefWorks, Scopus, or Zotero.

We also have a Hope College resource guide for importing publications from Google Scholar. The document details how to create a list of your publications through Google Scholar and then importing them to FAR.

As you import, publications are screened to avoid duplication and to help you link to co-authors at Hope College.

Once your publications are imported, you can go through and edit for clarification, corrections, or to flag the activity for specific strategic initiatives.


FAR: How far back to include?

By mid-January 2019 it is expected that data in Faculty Activity Reporting (FAR) will be accurate back to January 2018. Any reports pulled will assume accuracy from 2018 on.

This means you only need to enter data from 2018 on. But you can keep going back further!

Reasons you might want to include data from before 2018:

  1. It’s easier to include the activity than filter it out.  This is true if you’re uploading data from another source (a BibTeX file or a spreadsheet).
  2. You want people to know. Since the database is searchable, even if it doesn’t show on any annual reports, people can still find out that you are an expert or you won a particular prestigious award.
  3. You want to see how it looks in a report. As you’re testing the system, if you want to see how FAR compares to the old format, you might want to enter all 2017 data from your last Service to Hope form and run reports to see how the activities are reported.
  4. You want to use Activity Insight (the FAR software) to create your own CV. If all your faculty activities are in the system, with just a few clicks you can create customized CVs to fit a variety of purposes, often using your preferred citation style. The CV will download as an editable Word document, so you can change stylistic elements after download as well.