College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Annual Reports (FAR)

All faculty members, including faculty in Specialist, Lecturer, Clinical, Adjunct, and Research Professor titles, are responsible for completing a Faculty Annual Report (FAR) of their academic and professional activities each year.  Please advise the faculty members in your areas to prepare their reports with care and ensure that they are submitted by October 1. The report is an essential component of the annual merit review, the third-year review of tenure-track faculty, promotion review (all ranks) and periodic review of tenured faculty. The FAR is to be a part of the faculty member's personnel file at each administrative level (i.e., department, college, provost’s office).

Effective September 2013, faculty will now use the new web-based Faculty Information System to create and submit their FAR.

How to Access:

The Faculty Annual Report (FAR) is available online at: 

Please note that the recommended web browser is Firefox/Mozilla as problems have been reported from Internet Explorer users.

How It Works:

Each faculty member will only be able to view his or her own profile or FAR, unless they are a chair or dean.  Chairs will be able to view created FARs in their department and track submission through the FAR Administration tool:

Faculty should create their FAR online.  Questions and comments regarding the functionality of the online FAR can be sent using the link at the bottom of the Faculty Activity Report, or by clicking here:

It is recommended that publications to be included on the FAR first be reviewed, added, and organized via the revised Publications Database at:

Faculty Annual Reports should be "certified and submitted" by October 1. Once they are submitted, the faculty member will no longer be able to make changes (unless the department chair "Returns" it to them).  Faculty should not submit any paper forms to the Dean's Office or the Provost Office as the reports will be reviewed electronically.

Staff or Administrator Access:

To request FAR Admin access for new departmental administrators (in Liberal Arts), please send Gail Davis an e-mail including the name(s) and EID(s).

Contact: Ann Kelble, 512-232-4820.

Please direct comments on the Procedures Guide to