Faculty Activity Reports (FAR)
The Purpose of Faculty Research/Creative Activity Awards
1. To recognize research/creative achievement of Andrews University faculty members.
2. To stimulate interest in research and creative activity among faculty members not currently active.
3. To foster greater networking and grant seeking by faculty in order to increase research/creative activity.
The Nature and Distribution of Awards
Faculty will submit their self-scored Faculty Activity Report and accompanying documentation directly to the Research Office as part of their January Report Process. Scores will be audited by the Research Office and individuals will receive notification of their FAR Award in April. The award money will be available for use starting in May. Individuals may elect to receive the awards as taxable income or request that it be put in a non-taxable research fund that can be used for professional development.
In order to receive the award as taxable income, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please allow two to four weeks for the award to appear on your paycheck.
In order to receive the award from the non-taxable research fund, please submit your receipts to the Office of Research, along with an attached FAR Award Disbursement Claim Form. Activities qualifying for the research fund award include the purchase of books related to your research area, travel to conferences, professional membership fees, and other research or professional development expenses.
Eligibility requirements of Awards
The activities that will be evaluated are limited to those that have occurred during the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which the award is given. Thus, for the awards to be made in the year 2013, the qualifying period during which eligible activity must have occurred (i.e. actually been published, performed, etc.) is that period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
Instructions for completing the FAR Report
Complete the Faculty Activity Report (FAR) using the scoring guidelines given. Be sure to collect the appropriate supporting documentation for each item reported. Review the FAR with your department chair. Either you or your chair should email the FAR (in Word format) directly to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, email@example.com along with all supporting documentation as an attached PDF document. If you have nothing to report for this year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FAR: Nothing to Report” in the subject line. The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship will audit your scores, and return the audited FAR to you. You will have at least one week to review the audited FAR and appeal scoring changes (by providing additional clarification or documentation) before final awards will be determined.