Faculty Activity Report Process - Instructional Faculty (November 20, 2018)

Dear Colleagues,

Now is the season to submit your annual Faculty Activity Report (FAR) and CV for the 2018 calendar year. The deadline to submit your materials is January 18, 2019.

To be considered for a merit increase, you must submit an up-to-date FAR and CV. (Faculty members who have submitted materials during the current academic year for reappointment or promotion are still expected to submit an FAR.)

These materials are essential for department chairs’ salary recommendations and for discussion of raises by the FAS Steering Committee.

Submission process through Workday

FAS ladder and multi-year instructional faculty will be submitting their FARs through Workday (please see attached instructions or visit here). You will receive a request in your Workday Inbox to upload your FAR and your current CV, which can be accessed by logging into https://www.myworkday.com/yale and clicking on the “Inbox” icon. Workday can also be accessed by visiting https://your.yale.edu/ and clicking on “Workday” in the top menu bar.

FAR content

In your FAR (typically not more than 500 words), provide a brief narrative summary of your most noteworthy accomplishments in teaching and in other professional or creative areas related to your Yale appointment in calendar year 2018 by listing and/or describing them in the attached FAR Response Form. Some of the information for the annual activity report—your appointment history, courses taught (with enrollments), and certain University committees—comes directly from our records. This information, together with your curriculum vitae and narrative statement entered on this page, will be available to your department chair(s) and to the FAS Dean’s Office to guide the annual review process.

You will notice that the format of the 2018 FAR is substantially the same as those used during the last few years. The current FAR format was recommended by a faculty committee in 2013; it was developed with the aim of minimizing the effort required to submit the FAR.

This October, we received a recommendation from the Committee on the Economic Status of Faculty (CESOF) to consider introducing a more robust FAR form. We look forward to working with faculty colleagues during the spring semester to develop a form for the 2019 review process that reflects this suggestion.

Detailed guidance

  • When completing the “noteworthy accomplishments” section, please make sure that you highlight those aspects of teaching and service from calendar year 2018 that represent your major achievements of that year.
  • You may also wish to describe activities that may not be reflected in our system-generated records or are not readily apparent in your curriculum vitae. This may include details on student advising; guest lectures and conferences within and outside Yale; and service to the University, your profession, and your community.

Making changes to the FAR

If you wish to make changes to the FAR or CV (prior to the deadline) you can delete the uploaded version and upload a revised one directly in Workday. Please refer to the FAR instructions to make any changes.

Questions and concerns

Our aim is to make this process as simple as possible for faculty, while providing essential information for recommendations by chairs and deliberations by FAS Steering. Sara O’Bryan (sara.obryan@yale.edu), FAS Appointments and Promotions Coordinator, is available to provide administrative support in case of any questions.



Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science