NOTE: The next Faculty Activity Report will be due in May 2018, covering January 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018.
Annual Faculty Research/Creative Activity (FAR) Awards have been established to recognize research and creative achievement of Andrews University faculty members. Awards are given to each faculty member who submits an annual Faculty Activity Report with scored activities, and range from $50 to $1000, depending upon the number and scoring of the activities reported for the previous year. Faculty members may choose to receive their award as a (taxable) enhancement to their paycheck, or may use the award as reimbursement for professional development expenses that would otherwise be paid directly by the faculty member. Faculty members have up to three years to utilize their award. As an encouragement to use this award for professional development expenses, an additional 20% is added to the award when used for reimbursement, increasing the award range to $60 – $1200.
In order to receive the award as taxable income, email email@example.com with your request. Please allow two to four weeks for the award to appear on your paycheck.
If you do not request the award as cash, it will automatically be held for your use for professional development reimbursement. In order to receive the professional development reimbursement, please submit a signed expense report along with your original receipts to the Office of Research. Activities qualifying for professional development reimbursement include the following:
NOTE: FARs are NOT due in January 2017. The next Faculty Activity Report will be due in May 2018, covering January 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018.
The activities that will be evaluated are limited to those that have occurred during the year immediately prior to the year in which the award is given. In 2018, we are switching from calendar year to the fiscal year reporting, which means that the 2017-18 “year” will include the 16 months from January 2017 – April 2018 (inclusive). Future reporting will be following the May – April fiscal year. All activities that are reported should include the Andrews University affiliation of the faculty member in order to be counted. For new faculty, a citation indicating “current address” of Andrews University will count for publications initially submitted prior to AU employment, and the activities must have occurred after the beginning of employment at Andrews University. Emeritus faculty members remain eligible for the FAR award, so long as they maintain affiliation with Andrews University, review their FAR with their department chair, and include their Andrews University affiliation on their publications and presentations.
|May||Faculty member self-scores the reported activities and reviews the FAR with the department chair.|
|May 31||Faculty member submits the FAR and supporting documentation directly to the Research Office (electronically, firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|June - July||Research Office audits the reported activities and scores, communicating with the faculty member directly regarding missing documentation or scoring questions.|
|July - August||If needed, unresolved disagreements may be submitted to a subcommittee of the Scholarly Research Council for arbitration.|
|August 15||Research Office reports to each faculty member their final score and award/bonus amount based upon their score.|
|September||Research Office sends copies of the FAR and summary reports to department chairs and school deans for their records.|