Faculty Resources

Faculty are required to report their teaching, service, and research/creative activities for the preceding calendar year by January 15 of each spring semester. As of the 2016-17 academic year, Digital Measures Activity Insight (DMAI) has replaced the Faculty Annual Reporting (FAR) system.

The Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs has compiled some preliminary information about the transition to the DMAI system. This page will be updated as more information is made available.

DMAI Guidelines for JSoM Faculty

The information entered in the DMAI is reviewed by your department chair and by Dean Richards. The Research and Creative Activity section is of upmost importance as this information is considered in making salary recommendations. Attaching a CV is not a substitution for entering the information in the DMAI. We realize that some of the creative activity of the JSoM faculty does not fit well into the categories provided by the DMAI and we are working with the campus to make revisions. One major problem is where to enter completed recordings. Until this is resolved, please follow the instructions in #1 under "Research/Creative Activity" below. Recording projects in progress should be entered in the “Works in Progress” section.

Please note that there is a box to check if an entry has a diversity component or if it involved civic engagement.

All information for the 2018 calendar year should be entered into the DMAI by January 15. There is no submit button. Once you enter the information, it will appear in the report. There is a “save” button on some screens.

Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful:

In the General Information section:

  1. Personal and Contact – check and add or update.
  2. Biography and Expertise – enter biography if you choose – this is optional.
  3. Unit Affiliation - auto filled at the campus level
  4. Prior Work Experience – you can add information here if you choose.
  5. IU Appointment Data – auto filled at the campus level
  6. Awards and Honors – enter any awards and honors you have received as well as those of your students.
  7. Education – enter this information.
  8. Professional Development – enter an activities related to education and training that received – not that you presented.
  9. Media Appearances and Interviews – enter any of these where you were invited to share your expertise.
  10. Professional Memberships – enter any organizations, associations, societies etc., to which you belong.

In the Teaching section:

  1. Directed Learning – enter any graduate committees on which you serve(d). You received a list of these from the graduate office.
  2. Non-Credit Instruction Taught – enter any teaching that you did this past year at other institutions, summer teaching elsewhere, etc.
  3. Courses – auto fill. Check to see that they are correct. If there are courses in this section that you did not teach (e.g., a course for which you supervised an AI), please check the box “Exclude from Reports.”
  4. Teaching Innovation and Curriculum Development – enter any course that you developed or revised, or curriculum that you developed or revised.

In the Research/Creative Activity section:

  1. Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits – this is the section where all of your performances should be entered (on and off campus) also compositions if you have those. Use this area for completed recordings – since this doesn’t appear on the drop down menu, you will need to choose “other” and then in the Explanation of “Other” indicate that it is a recording.
  2. Contracts, Fellowships, Grants – enter any grants or fellowships you have received.
  3. Publications/Scholarship of Discovery – this section is for written scholarly publications.
  4. Presentations – enter off campus master classes, lectures, adjudication, etc. here – be sure to indicate under area whether it should be considered as creative activity, teaching, service or other.
  5. Works in Progress – Any project that you are working on – this is the place to enter recording projects, books, articles, editions, etc. that are in progress.

The Service/Engagement section should be clear-cut.

Please contact Sherri Bishop if you have any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to submit the DMAI?

All full-time long-term faculty. Visiting faculty are not required to complete the DMAI but may do so if they wish. Typically, adjunct faculty will not complete the DMAI.

How do I access the DMAI?

Go to One IU and using the search window (What would you like to do?) enter "DMAI."

Will the data previously entered into FAR migrate to DMAI?

No. Many elements have been completely revised, thus importing existing data from FAR was not possible.

How many years of data must be entered into DMAI?

At minimum, faculty should enter data for the most recent calendar year. Over time faculty can elect to enter more data and prior years. It is worth noting that there is a good chance that citations of faculty publications are already stored in another system (e.g., Web of Science, Google Scholar, PubMed). Via Activity Insight, faculty can automatically import relevant publications into their profile, negating the need to do so manually.

What if I can’t access DMAI or if the information that has been imported from IU Systems (appointment data, courses, contracts, fellowships, or grants is incorrect? 

Contact Sherri Bishop for assistance.

Where should I enter student accomplishments?

Enter student accomplishments in “General Information” → “Awards and Honors.” There is an option to enter your personal awards and honors as well as those of your students.

Where should I enter doctoral committees?

Enter doctoral committees in "Teaching" → "Directed Learning (theses, dissertations)."

How do I submit my report? I don't see a "submit" button.

There is no submit button in DMAI. After you have entered your information, we will be able to run reports based on the most current data. You do not need to do anything other enter information in all applicable fields.