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Faculty Activity Database (FAD)


Login to the Portal, click on “MyISU Apps” and select the Faculty Activity Database. This will automatically log you into the software.


How to update your Public Web Profile in FAD:


Course Ratings Results in FAD (January 2023):

As you have seen, the new system appears to have garnered a much higher response rate across campus for course ratings. The first 8 week period garnered a 67% return rate, and the end of the semester ratings had a 64% return rate. 

We were able to upload about 2/3 of the course ratings from the system into FAD. There are 2 places where the reports can be located in FAD now. If you personally have to or want to upload your course ratings, you will upload the file to where it says Student Evaluation. This is where they have always gone when you upload them yourself.

If the system was able to auto-upload it, the file will show up further down the screen where it says Evaluation File. 

If you have changed the course code in Canvas of your course from a code of PREFIXCOURSENUMBER-SECTIONNUMBERTERM (e.g. CIMT899-301Fall2022) to something else, the auto upload will not work and you will need to manually upload your reports.

There is no need to upload them both places; however, because you can download different types of reports, you could upload a different report if you wanted. We will be modifying all of the FAD generated reports for annual reviews to ensure that they pull the reports from BOTH places.

The standard report is also just one of many report options you can upload. If you choose to have a different one, you will need to delete the one uploaded and upload a different one.  


Faculty, Chairs, and Deans can also generate a number of different reports and build their own. Here are some resources to help with reports:

Report Builder

Standard Reports

Report Results

Report Building


Additional CES resources: 

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  1. In FAD, click the Biographical Sketch link under Scholarship and Research Activities:

FAD Biosketch step 1

  1. Once you click the link, you'll be on the Biographical Sketch screen. On this screen, click Add New (the blue button at the top):

FAD Biosketch step 2

  1. On the Edit Biographical Sketch, click the drop down and select NIH, NSF, or NIH and NSF:

FAD Biosketch step 3

  1. Then, populate the fields requested on the form and click Save (at the top of the page). Once you have populated all the fields, run the NIH or NSF Biographical sketch report, entries should appear in the report.  



   Faculty Performance Evaluation approved document

  FPE (all tenured faculty, senior instructors, and 6+ year instructors)

  FPE workflow for Chairs

  Year 1 tenure-track and <6 year instructors

  Year 2 tenure-track and <6 year instructors

  Year 3 tenure-track and <6 year instructors

  Years 4 and 5 tenure-track and <6 year instructors

  Year 6 - Review for Promotion & Tenure faculty, and Senior instructors