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Getting Started - Logon to FRPA

FRPA Online is accessed through the MyCUInfo portal. Log on to MyCUInfo at http://mycuinfo.colorado.edu using your campus identikey credentials. Click the “CU Resources” tab. Click “Reporting and Compliance.” Then click “Faculty Reporting & DEPA.” Click the “Login to FRPA” button. If you teach, you may also access FRPA from the “Teaching Tools” tab.

If you have technical questions, please call the OIT Service Center at 303-735-HELP.

If you have questions regarding the use of FRPA Online, call Faculty Affairs at 303-735-7827 or email frpa@colorado.edu.


General Instructions

When you are logged on to FRPA Online, you will see menu options on the left, and on the top bar of your screen. In the top bar, are links to find assistance, give feedback and logout, as well as a link to the “List of Activity Codes.” FRPA uses Activity Codes to group activities by type. Click “List of Activity Codes” to see a full list of codes and descriptions.

The menu items on the left, under the heading “Current FRPA” represent sections of your report. Visit each section to complete your report. There may be sections where you have nothing to edit or enter. When you have finished and you have reviewed the report for accuracy using “View/Print.” You must indicate that you have 'completed' the report and release the report to unit or units conducting your merit evaluation. See Complete FRPA and Release Reports.

Within each report section, the blue “i" icon indicates basic information for the section. Throughout the application, on data entry screens, click on a “?” icon to see details for that section. If you have questions regarding the use of FRPA Online, you may call Faculty Affairs at 303-735-7827 or email frpa@colorado.edu.


Vitas in FRPA

The Faculty Information System (FIS) can accommodate a vita for Public use, as well as a vita for Internal use for each faculty member. Alternatively, you may choose to designate one vita for both purposes. Please upload your vita at least annually. Subsequent uploads will replace the file(s) on record for you.

The Internal Vita is available to campus administrators, deans, department heads and other offices on campus interested in the research interests and accomplishments of the faculty. In the future, portions of your FRPA may be populated directly from your vita and/or other data sources in order to lessen report completion time.

Public vitas submitted through FRPA Online are published on the Web as part of the CU Experts faculty profile project. Faculty should carefully consider the personal information included on their submitted vitas now that this information will be viewed on the Web. Possible items to avoid include: home contact information, names of family members, date of birth, and other personal items not related to your professional work. Content of the vita is ultimately at the discretion of the individual faculty member.

Please go to “Vita” in the left menu to upload a vita. Faculty may choose to use the same version of their vita for both the internal and public vita by clicking that designation.

Vitas may be uploaded through FRPA Online only a PDF file.  Using the PDF format will ensure that your vita remains unchanged when viewed online. 


Profile Name

Faculty can enter the name they wish displayed on their CU Experts profile through FRPA Online. By default, the faculty member's name as it appears in payroll records is exported to CU Experts. To enter an alternate preferred profile name, click on “Profile Name” in the left menu and follow the instructions. These changes will only show in Preferred Name field. Name changes for legal or payroll reasons must be submitted through your payroll liaison.


International Activities

Click on “International” in the left menu to access the International Activities section of your FRPA.

How the Data Will Be Used

Scholarship and education are increasingly global in nature. FRPA collects information on our faculty's international activities. This information is used to identify collaborations and opportunities that benefit faculty and student efforts to expand global involvement. The campus is interested in all international activities conducted by the faculty including teaching, research, scholarly work and creative work occurring in a foreign country as well as collaboration with foreign groups even if foreign travel was not involved.

This section was instituted in January 2009 as a general survey to determine the level and type of international engagement our faculty are involved in for use in guiding various campus initiatives related to global academic endeavors. International Activity data are now displayed in faculty CU Experts profiles. In order to get the most complete data, the international activities module is designated as a required component (i.e. an error will result if no response is submitted prior to completion of the report).

The international activities section of the FRPA is not part of an individual faculty member's printed FRPA nor part of their annual merit evaluation. The data may be provided to department chairs and directors to use administratively. International Activity data are available at https://experts.colorado.edu/

Instructions

Access the International Activities module by clicking on “International” in the left navigation menu of FRPA Online.

Please revise your response as often as necessary and at least once annually. Prior responses to these questions are overwritten with your most current update within a report year. Data submitted previously may be revised to include new additional activities. If information on international activities has been previously submitted, then the report screen is displayed, showing a read-only version of the data entered about international activities. Click on the “Edit International Activities” button to change your data.

After answering the first question, please proceed to describe the related activities by selecting those boxes that apply. For international activities that do not fall into one of the stated categories, select 'Other' and include a brief description (maximum 720 characters). If you do not participate in any international activities, answer 'No' and scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your response.

The first question in the International Activities section is required. If a user attempts to submit a completed FRPA without completing this question, a message is displayed. If “Yes” is selected for the first question, then at least one box must be checked and at least one country must be selected.

Once you have answered the questions and selected countries and regions, check the acknowledgement box, and then click ”Save” to send your responses to the database. If an error is detected, you will be given an opportunity to correct it.

Lists of Countries and Regions

Your Country and Region selections are displayed in the right-hand box in the appropriate section. You may move your desired selections from the list on the left to the right-hand box by double-clicking on a country or region in the left box, or by selecting one or more countries or regions on the left, and then clicking the right arrow to move them to your selection box. You may select multiple countries and regions by using Control+click or Command+click.

To remove all your selections displayed in the right-hand box, select all by clicking on the first one in your list, and then hold down the shift key as you click on the last country or region in your list. Then click the left arrow to remove all selections.

Scroll through the lists by using the scroll bar.

Jump to a section by clicking within the left-hand box, and then typing the first letter of the country or region.

If a country is not included on the list, please type it in the box provided so it may be considered for inclusion.


Research & Expertise

Click on Research in the left menu. 

This section includes user-defined keywords, URL for an individual's academic website, and a narrative research overview. Please see details discussed in each field on FRPA Online.

Click on “Edit Research & Expertise” to edit your information.

Select up to 30 preset keywords that best describe your professional activities. Use the search and/or filter functions to find keywords. From within FRPA, click on “?” to see additional tips for searching and filtering. Your keyword selections are displayed in the right-hand box. You may move keywords to the right-hand box by double-clicking on a keyword in the left box, or by selecting one or more keywords on the left, and clicking the right arrow to move them to your selection box. You may select multiple keywords by using Control+click or Command+click.

View the full list of research interest keywords as an Excel File.

To remove all your selections displayed in the right-hand box, select all by clicking on the first keyword in your list, and then hold down the shift key as you click on the last keyword in your list. Then click the left arrow to remove all selections.

Scroll through the lists by using the scroll bar.

Continue with additional research and expertise fields including the user-defined keywords, the URL for your academic website, a research overview and, if applicable, the overview for your sensitive or restricted research. See details on the form for more information.

Submit your information by clicking the “Save” button. If you have errors, you will be notified on the resulting page.

When you have successfully saved the form, the resulting page will display your entries.


Annual Activity Summary

In the left menu click on “Summary.” Any Annual Activity Summary you have entered for the current report year will be displayed. If you have an item from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new Annual Activity Summary, click on the green “Add Annual Activity Summary” button. Enter up to 1800 characters to describe your annual activity. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save.”

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our university community, the Office of Faculty Affairs has added a new, optional code for the 2020 FRPA: 299 – Pandemic Activity Summary
This code is accessed via the Summary section of the FRPA Online. After clicking “Add 2020 Annual Activity Summary” select “299 Pandemic Activity Summary” from the drop-down menu, and follow the instructions above. 

If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to save the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon your action.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the “Delete” button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.


Teaching Activities

New for 2020, the Office of Faculty Affairs, in partnership with the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Data Analytics will be importing data about courses taught into the FRPA Teaching Activities section. This should save you time!

On the Teaching Activities section of the FRPA Online, you will now see a new button in green on the right hand side of the page, “Import 2020.”  Clicking this button will pull up a popup menu listing all of the courses the registrar had on record for you, for the 2020 calendar year.  Certain activities may have suggested codes, for each item you wish to import to your 2020 FRPA please assign a code.

You are not required to use the data imported from the Registrar, follow the instructions below to add teaching activities.  

Click “Teaching” in the left menu.  Any Teaching Activities you have entered for the current report year will be displayed. If you have activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new activity, click the green “Add Teaching Activities” button. To add a new record, select an activity code, and enter an activity description of up to 1800 characters. Click the checkbox next to any outreach description(s) that apply. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.”

If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to save the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon your action. When you have finished saving new records, you will see a list of your records for the current year.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.

Please list teaching and advising activity in any order. Choose the code which best describes the type of activity. List each activity in only one category.

Correct:

  • 303 Member of Dissertation Committee for John Doe, Ph.D. Candidate in History
  • 303 Member of Thesis Committee for Jane Doe, MA Candidate in History

Incorrect:

  • 303 Member of Thesis Committee for Jane Doe, John Doe, Sam Smith, Karl Jones

Correct:

  • 311 Advisor for 25 Political Science majors

Correct:

  • 320 Spring 2016, EPOB 1210 General Biology, section 101, 3 credit hours, 99 students
  • 320 Fall 2016, EPOB 1210 General Biology, section 99, 3 credit hours, 85 students

Incorrect:

  • 320 Spring and Fall, 2016 EPOB 1210, General Biology, section 101, 3 credits

Scholarly Works

Click “Scholarly” in the left menu. There are 3 sections within Scholarly Works:

1. Import Your Books, Chapters, Articles & Proceedings from CU Boulder Elements

This section relates to your scholarly items that have been entered into CU Boulder Elements, and includes items which are ready to import into your FRPA; items which have already been imported; items you have marked as “Do Not Import” or “Delete”; and items which have been changed since your last import.

Scholarly Works in the following categories must be claimed or entered into CU Boulder Elements before they can be added to your FRPA. Click “Visit CU Boulder Elements” and see CU Boulder Elements instructions for claiming or entering records.  Then return to your FRPA and click on the encircled number above the words “Ready to Import into Your FRPA.” Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the import.

401 Refereed Books 
402 Refereed Textbooks (including teacher/lab guides) 
403 Refereed Monographs 
404 Refereed Books Edited (excluding journals, including conference proceedings) 
405 Refereed Textbooks Edited 
406 Revisions of Earlier Published Books 
407 Refereed Journal Articles or Chapters (including Law Reviews) 
408 Other Books (non-refereed) 
409 Other Articles or Chapters (non-refereed) 
412 Papers Published in Refereed Professional Conference Proceedings 
413 Papers Published in Non-refereed Conference Proceedings 
441 Translation of Articles or Books 
442 Translations by Others of Your Articles or Books 

2. Other Scholarly Works

This section allows you to add scholarly activities of the following types directly into your FRPA:

410 Published Reviews 
411 Technical/Research Reports 
414 Popular Press 
415 Papers Presented at Professional Conferences But Not Published 
416 Presentations, Talks, Colloquia, Etc. (not listed under 415) 
418 Patents 
419 Computer Programs 
440 Encyclopedia, Dictionary, and Short Reference Entries 
450 Media Interviews Related to Scholarly Work 
460 Published Datasets (indicate if dataset is refereed, and include information for identification and access, such as a DOI or URL) 
499 Other Scholarly Work (describe) 
 

If you have “Other Scholarly Works” activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new activity, click the green “Add Other Scholarly Works” button, select an activity code from the drop down list. Enter up to 1800 characters to describe your activity. Click the outreach description if it applies. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.”

If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to submit the record again after you make the necessary correction.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon the action.

3. Scholarly Works for the current report year

Any Scholarly Works you have entered or imported for the current report year will be displayed in this section.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.


Creative Works

Click “Creative” in the left menu.

You will see “Import Your Creative Works from CU Boulder Elements.” This section relates to your activities that have been entered into CU Boulder Elements, and includes items which are ready to import into your FRPA; items which have already been imported; items you have marked as “Do Not Import” or “Delete”; and items which have been changed since your last import.

Creative Works must be entered in CU Boulder Elements before they can be added to your FRPA. Click “Visit CU Boulder Elements” and see CU Boulder Elements instructions for entering records.  Then return to your FRPA and click on the encircled number above the words “Ready to Import into Your FRPA” or the green “Import Creative Works” button. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the import.

The next portion of the Creative Works section will display any Creative Works activities already entered for the current report year.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. You may edit the assigned Activity Code, or the Outreach designation. If you wish to edit the Activity Description, please revisit CU Boulder Elements.
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.


Grants, Commissions and Fellowships

Click “Grants” in the left menu. The page will display any records already entered for the current report year.

If you have activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new record, click the green “Add Grants, Commissions, Fellowships” button. Select an activity code, and enter an activity description of up to 1800 characters to describe your activity. Click any outreach descriptions that apply. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.”

If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to submit the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon the action.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.

Please list all sources of funding awarded January 1 - December 31 of the reporting year. Include funding agency, project name, funds granted, start and end dates, and names of PI and co-PI(s).

Sample:
Code: 421 Principal Investigator on Grants Received
Description: NSF, "Acoustic Transmission Through Sedimentary Rock.", $250,000 total award, 6/1/2015-5/31/2017. JR Doe(PI) and W.Smith (co-PI).


Service Activities

Click “Service” in the left menu. Any Service Activities you have entered for the current report year will be displayed. If you have activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new activity, click the green “Add Service Activities” button. Select an activity code, and enter an activity description of up to 1800 characters. Click the checkbox next to any outreach descriptions that apply. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.” If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to save the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon your action. When you have finished saving new records, you will see a list of your records for the current year.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.
To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.

Please list all service activities you performed January 1 - December 31 of the reporting year. Choose a code from the list provided below to indicate the type of activity. Include the name of the organization and a short description of the activity.

Sample:
Code: 601 Service to Scholarly or Professional Organizations
Description: American Association of Law Schools, Section on Employment Discrimination (chaired section and arranged panel presentation for annual conference in January 2016)


Honors, Awards and Recognition

Click “Honors” in the left menu. Any activities you have entered for the current report year will be displayed. If you have activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new activity, click the green “Add Honors and Awards” button. Select an activity code, and enter an activity description of up to 1800 characters. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.” If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to save the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon your action. When you have finished saving new records, you will see a list of your records for the current year.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.

To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.

Please list all honors, awards and other special recognition received January 1 - December 31 of the reporting year. Choose a code to indicate the source of the award from the list provided below. Please provide the name of the award, the name of the organization granting the award, and the date awarded in the description.

Sample:
Code: 701 Department or Institute
Description: English Dept. Teacher of the Year (April, 2016)


Works in Progress

Click “Work In Progress” in the left menu. Any activities you have entered for the current report year will be displayed.  If you have activities from the previous year, you will have the ability to click “Copy From Last Year” and then follow the 2-step process on-screen. To enter a new activity, click the green “Add Works in Progress” button. Select an activity code, and enter an activity description of up to 1800 characters. Submit the form by clicking the button labeled “Save,” or to add multiple records, click “Save & Add Another.” If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to save the record again after you make the necessary corrections.

When you successfully enter a record, you will receive a message that the record was successfully entered, updated or deleted, depending upon the action.

To sort:  Click the column header for the column you wish to sort by.

To edit: Click the description of the record you want to edit. 
To delete: Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. You will be prompted to confirm the delete. You cannot delete or edit activities from previous years.

Briefly describe works currently in progress and their anticipated completion date. Correct:

  • 802 W. Smith and J. Johnson, "Was Dino Hit by a Meteor?", J. Meteorology (under review).
  • 809 T. Tompkins, Fairy Tales and Modern Culture (scholarly book expected to be 300 pages and completed in 2020).

Copy Activities from the Previous Year

If you had activities in the previous reporting year that you would like to copy into the current report year, use the “Copy From Last Year” feature. This feature can go back to the one previous year, and replaces the previous “carry forward” feature.

In the left menu, choose one of the following sections of your report: Summary, Teaching, Scholarly, Grants, Service, Honors, In Progress. Click on the white “Copy From Last Year” button. If you have an eligible item from the previous year, this will open a window displaying a list of eligible activities from the previous year. Select the checkbox next to the item(s) you wish to copy to the current year. To select all items, click the checkbox at the top right. Click the green “Next” button. Review your selections. Click the green “Finish” button to confirm your selection(s). The item(s) will display in your current year activity list. You may click on the Activity Description to edit activities.


Supporting Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Academics (IDEA)

The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to the values and goals of Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA), and is currently working on how to support the IDEA plan via the FRPA. 

Additionally, OFA has been tasked by Boulder Faculty Assembly resolution BFA-R-1-081020 (PDF)  to incorporate Diversity Activities more comprehensively into the FRPA. This work will require a number of months, and so we’ll need to target implementation for the 2021 reporting year. In the meantime, we offer the following strategies for highlighting the work you do to support Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence on your FRPA.

  • Teaching Activity Code 340 “Diversity Activities Related to Teaching (include participation in efforts to support a more diverse student body)” - This code may be used for a range of activities related to diversity, check with your Chair or Dean with questions on how your unit uses this code.
  • Activity Comments – For any item entered in to FRPA Online, there will be the ability to add an “Activity Comment.” The Office of Faculty Affairs encourages faculty to use this comment field to add additional context for the activity, including work on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion-related activities.
  • Annual Activity Summary – Faculty are welcome and encouraged to include information here about how diversity was a part of their 2020 activities.

The Office of Faculty Affairs is very interested in learning more about how the FRPA can support the IDEA plan; please submit feedback to Matt Ramey at FRPA@Colorado.edu.


Activity Comment Field

Use the Activity Comment field to include supplemental comments about a specific FRPA activity. Use of this field is optional. Information submitted here will not be public even if the FRPA activity type is for public use. Some units may request use of this field to gather specific information from their faculty. Individual faculty may add special explanation they want to convey about a particular activity. Examples include such things as commentary about a publication other than the bibliographic citation (e.g. extremely low acceptance rate or description of an unusual review process), noting collaborative involvement or relationship to certain projects.  The Activity Comment field is included for all of the FRPA activity sections except for the “Annual Activity Summary” and “Works in Progress”.  


Delete an Activity

You are not allowed to delete an activity which was reported for a year other than the current report year.

To delete: use the left menu to navigate to the report section you’d like to delete an item from. Click the description of the record you want to delete, then click the 'Delete' button. Before a record is removed, you will be asked to confirm your intention to delete a record. If you confirm the deletion, the record will be removed permanently from the database. Use this feature with caution.


View/Print FRPA

After entering your activities, select the link “View/Print” in the left menu. Select the report year and report section(s) that you wish to print.

You may choose all report sections for all years, or use the checkboxes to choose specific report years and report sections.

Click the button labeled 'Continue.' The resulting page can be printed using your web browser's print function.


Complete FRPA and Release Report

After you have entered your professional activity for the current report year, viewed your report using“View/Print,” and verified that all of the information is correct and in the proper format, continue by clicking “Complete” in the left menu. Click the green "Complete & Release" button on the right side of the page.

Choose the unit or units to release your report to by selecting them from the list which is organized alphabetically by unit name. Use the right arrow to select from the main list. Use the left arrow to remove a unit from your selection. Release your report to the unit(s) conducting your merit evaluation. Then click the green “Finish Complete & Release” button. In addition to the unit(s) you select, the associated school or college will automatically receive your report based on the unit you selected.

If there is an error, you will be notified on the resulting page. The error message will include information on why there was an error and what you will need to do. You will need to submit your report again after you make the necessary correction(s). By submitting your FRPA, you are confirming that the report is completed and agreeing to allow the Dean or Chair of the various departments, schools and colleges that you indicated, to access and view your report online.

Please check with your Dean or Chair to find out whether you need to continue to deliver a hardcopy printout to their office.

If you change anything on your report after submitting the verification, you will need to confirm your report again or it will be considered "Not Completed." The campus deadline for FRPA submission is February 1. You have until April 30th to finish entering your FRPA information for the current reporting cycle. As of May 1, the data are frozen for the year. Faculty can use FRPA Online year-round for entry.


List of Activity Codes

Clicking this link towards the top right corner of your screen will take you to the full list of activity codes for you to view online or print. This complete listing of the activity codes is provided online to assist users in organizing their information prior to actually creating the report online. 


List of Research Keywords

The list of research keywords is a standardized list originating from the SPIN database which is used nationally to support grant funding in the United States. The last major update of this list occurred in 2010. Each research keyword has a corresponding 7-digit code. These keywords are used to describe areas of research and/or teaching interests to allow the database to be searched in order to locate faculty with knowledge in particular areas of interest.

The research keywords may be viewed from within the FRPA Online application, in the “Research” section. Click on the green “Edit Research & Expertise” button. In item 1 you will find a searchable list of keywords. Click the “?” icons within the application for tips on searching and filtering.


Non-FRPA Reports

As of June 2020 the Summer Salary Report has been canceled, for questions or concerns about summer salary please visit Academic Affairs Summer ResourcesThe Outreach Report is included here, as it relates to your annual activities, but is not a part of your annual Faculty Report of Professional Activities (FRPA).  


Summer Salary

As of June 2020 the Summer Salary Report has been canceled, for questions or concerns about summer salary please visit Academic Affairs Summer Resources


Outreach Activities

Outreach can be an important and valued aspect of your professional responsibilities. It extends a faculty member's scholarship and is an integral part of the university’s mission.

The term "outreach" is used to describe the various ways in which the University extends its expertise for the direct benefit of Colorado communities and other external audiences. To review the campus' definition of outreach and helpful examples of types of outreach, select “Outreach” from the left menu and then select “Learn More About Outreach” when it appears in the header on the right.

Outreach activities are optional and are not included as part of the FRPA evaluation process. The report you submit to your unit(s) will not incorporate any of your outreach coding or outreach descriptions. You can, however, view, print, and save your FRPA complete with the outreach information. To do this, select “Outreach” from the left menu and then select the report year and sections you would like to view. 

To identify your outreach activities, indicate types of outreach by clicking the radio button next to the outreach description(s) as you enter or edit your teaching, service, scholarly, creative, or grant activities.

As part of your outreach efforts, you may want to share your work on CU Scholar, the university’s institutional repository that preserves and provides public, open access to the research activities of the CU Boulder community that meet its content policy. To enable outreach and public access, and in compliance with the Campus Open Access Policy, faculty should share appropriate versions of their published peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings via CU Scholar.

CU Scholar is maintained by the University Libraries. For questions about CU Scholar or the Campus Open Access Policy, please contact cuscholaradmin@colorado.edu.

See also FRPA FAQs related to Outreach.

Further questions on outreach data should be forwarded to Continuing Education at 303-735-5186 or outreach@colorado.edu.