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Deadlines

For FRPA 2021, the deadline to submit your report to your primary unit via FRPA Online is February 1, 2022. FRPA Online is available through your MyCUInfo portal.

Database Closure Date
The FRPA 2021 data set will be frozen as of June 1, 2022. No additions or revisions to the 2021 FRPA are allowed after May 31, 2022.

CU Experts Updates
Portions of your FRPA that appear on your CU Experts profile may be updated year-round. This includes CV, Profile Name, Photo, ORCID, International work, Research, and Online Presence.


Getting Started

To get started, log in to MyCUinfo using your campus IdentiKey credentials. From the “CU Resources” tab, click the tile for “Faculty Reporting & DEPA.” Click the “Login to FRPA” button. Teaching faculty may also access their FRPA login button from the MyCUInfo “Teaching Tools” tab.

Once in FRPA, check the home screen for news and information. Under “2021 FRPA” in the left menu, you can click through and complete each section of your report.

Important: you will need to visit your CU Boulder Elements (CUBE) account to enter most Scholarly Works and all Creative Works. You will find links to your CUBE account on your FRPA home page, as well as within the Scholarly and Creative sections of FRPA. You may also log in directly to CUBE using your campus IdentiKey credentials at elements.colorado.edu

Once you’ve completed each section of your report, use the View/Print FRPA menu item to review your full FRPA. When you are satisfied with your report, scroll to the bottom of the left menu and click “Complete.” Click the green “Complete & Release” button, select “FRPA is Complete,” select your unit(s) from the list, and click the green “Submit” button.


Equity and Diversity - New Module for 2021

The Office of Faculty Affairs is piloting a new overarching Equity and Diversity module to the FPRA for 2021. As tasked by the Boulder Faculty Assembly this new pilot module will collect the numerous diversity activities related to all categories on the FRPA, including teaching, service, and research and creative work.

Access the new pilot module in FRPA Online by adding an Activity in any category and then scrolling down past the Activity Comments.  Users will see the new module which includes 6 Equity and Diversity Codes and an open-ended Description text box.  Users should feel free to use the checkboxes to identify how their activity supports Equity and Diversity. Users may select one or many codes to show how their activity supported Equity and Diversity.  The Equity and Diversity Description can be used to add additional detail, or to add notes where the Equity and Diversity Codes are not specific enough.

Faculty adding Equity and Diversity information to their Scholarly or Creative Works coming from via CUBE will need to import the items from CUBE first and then edit the record by clicking on either the Activity Description or from within the Diversity column select the “Add” link.  

Equity and Diversity Codes

  • Work with and in historically marginalized communities
  • Contribution to research/scholarly or creative work regarding equity or diversity
  • Teaching equity- or diversity-focused content
  • Mentoring students from historically marginalized communities
  • Mentoring colleagues from historically marginalized communities
  • Contribution to service regarding equity and diversity
  • Other diversity and equity work

Deprecating Code 340

The previous version of the Faculty Report of Professional Activities (FRPA) only includes Diversity as a sub-category of teaching. With the addition of the new Equity and Diversity Module the Office of Faculty Affairs has decided to deprecate FRPA Activity Code 340 - Diversity Activities Related to Teaching (include participation in efforts to support a more diverse student body).
The data collected by this code will be preserved, but this code will no longer be available for selection within FRPA Online.  

Where to get help?
Please address questions about how this pilot module is to be used to unit Administrators, Chairs, or Deans, as the decisions regarding how these Equity and Diversity activities are to be used in the merit process will be best made within the academic unit.  

If you have technical questions about how to use the pilot Equity and Diversity module in the FRPA Online, please contact the Faculty Data & Impact Team at ofafacultydata@colorado.edu.

After this pilot year, in order to finalize the implementation of this new module, your feedback is essential, please submit your questions, concerns, suggestions, to the Faculty Data & Impact Team at ofafacultydata@colorado.edu.

More broadly, the Office of Faculty Affairs is very interested in learning more about how the FRPA can support efforts to make a more inclusive, diverse and equitable campus, please reach out with your thoughts.


Learn More About Equity and Diversity

Regent Policy: https://www.cu.edu/regents/policy/10 

IDEA Plan website: ​​https://www.colorado.edu/odece/cu-boulder-diversity-plan 

IDEA Plan document, p. 7: https://www.colorado.edu/odece/sites/default/files/attached-files/idea_p... 

Here are the exact explanations of "equity" and "diversity" in the IDEA Plan:

Equity 

A commitment to equity underlies all efforts to be inclusive. We must identify and eliminate the barriers that have prevented historically and presently marginalized and underserved people from fully accessing the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. We must increase our collective and individual awareness of how these barriers manifest in the experiences of our faculty, students, and staff. Beyond awareness, we must take concrete steps toward dismantling barriers in our policies, teaching, and hiring and promotion practices, and act affirmatively to support all of our communities. Everyone in the CU Boulder community deserves a fair chance to be highly successful—to see their demonstrated ability, with the right support, transformed into excellence.

Diversity 

Diversity is fundamental to our success. It includes, but is not limited to, cultural differences, race and ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, (dis)ability, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, and political philosophy. A diverse body of faculty, students, and staff is necessary for CU Boulder to fulfill its goal of serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the world by bringing together a vibrant array of cultures, experiences, and perspectives, and drawing upon the creative sparks produced by such a mélange. 


Pandemic Activity Summary

With the impact of  the COVID-19 pandemic stretching in to 2021, the Office of Faculty Affairs has decided to continue the use of the optional code as developed for last year’s FRPA: 299 – Pandemic Activity Summary

This code may again be used to supplement the annual activity summary and can be used to describe how the pandemic affected your Teaching, Scholarly and Creative Works, and Service.

You may access this code via the Summary section of the FRPA Online. After clicking “Add 2021 Annual Activity Summary” select “299 Pandemic Activity Summary” from the drop-down menu.

Please note that sensitive information about your health or the health of other individuals in your family or professional circles should not be included in the new Pandemic Activity Summary or any other code within the FRPA Online. While this code will not be made public, this information may be subject to the Colorado Open Records Act. Please contact FRPA@colorado.edu with questions.  


Activity Comments

Since 2018, you have had the ability to add a comment to most types of FRPA activities. The “Activity Comment” field may be used when faculty or academic units wish to include supplemental comments related to a professional activity.

Examples beyond Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion include identifying measures of prestige around accomplishments such as low acceptance rates for certain journals, expressing honorific circumstances related to an activity, providing additional information requested by the chair/dean for use by the unit and more.

Anything that is providing commentary rather than the actual description of the activity can now be written in the “Activity Comment” field. This will preserve the original activity citation as a concise, accurate description while also allowing faculty a place to comment on a specific activity if desired. This new feature is available in the following FRPA sections: Teaching, Scholarly, Creative, Grants, Service, Honors. When entering a new activity in these sections, you will have the option to enter an Activity Comment. Please note that to enter an Activity Comment for a publication or creative work being imported from CUBE, or for a Teaching Activity imported from the Registrar, you must first import the item into FRPA, then within FRPA click the item to edit it, and then add the comment in the Activity Comment field. Activity Comments are not public data and will not be posted on CU Experts.


Importing Scholarly and Creative Works from CUBE to FRPA

All books, book chapters, refereed journal articles and creative works must be added to CUBE before they can be imported into your FRPA. Learn more about how to claim, import or add works to CUBE so they can be used as part of your FRPA here: https://www.colorado.edu/fis/CUBE


CU Experts

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides data collected on the FRPA for a number of uses across campus. One of the main uses for your faculty data is, CU Experts our online faculty profile system, which emphasizes research, expertise and global connections for the Boulder campus. FRPA Online serves as a central repository for much of the data that are used to populate the faculty profiles on CU Experts. FRPA items that appear as public data in CU Experts are clearly marked in FRPA Online at the point of entry so faculty can be certain about the use of information they are submitting. Many of the traditional FRPA activities will not be posted to CU Experts. In the future, profiles will highlight faculty Service Activities; therefore most FRPA service activity codes are now clearly marked as “Public Data.”

CU Experts serves as an important resource for students, staff, faculty, academic units, donors, industry leaders, program reviews, and others interested in working with or supporting the efforts of CU Boulder faculty. Go to https://experts.colorado.edu/about for more about how CU Experts supports the campus, and to see who is included


Help and Online Resources

For questions regarding:

  • For any questions related to FRPA codes, policy, and deadlines, or CU Boulder Elements (CUBE), and assistance with publication data – contact the Faculty Data & Impact Team at ofafacultydata@colorado.edu.
  • Accessing FRPA Online through MyCUInfo – contact the Boulder Campus OIT Service Center at 303-735-HELP or help@colorado.edu.

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