Works

Works is an online faculty activity reporting system for recording ongoing activities and accomplishments, such as teaching, research, service, awards, and public and international engagement.

The faculty annual review process in the Works system reduces faculty and administrative staff time and effort in documenting, emailing, and collecting individual review forms from faculty members each year. Works is also a useful tool for promotion as it can automatically generate a CV in the Medical School format.

Faculty will enter annual activities and respond to questions for their annual review (formerly the “SAFE” form) on a calendar year basis. Works will automatically route the annual review to faculty members, division directors (as applicable) and department heads. If a department has opted into the Works system for faculty annual reviews, the system will launch in Jan.-Feb. each year.

Faculty will have one place to enter this information on an annual basis. Once the annual review has been completed, the forms will be available to department heads and the Office of Faculty Affairs, eliminating the need to collect/share reports manually.

The timeline for submission will depend on departmental annual review processes and schedules.

 

Calendar Year Reviews for 2023

New: Works Open Office Hours
OFA open office hours are available via Zoom for faculty and staff members to drop in for help with questions about annual activities or CV entry. 

Weekly on Tuesdays from 10-11 am, Jan. 23-Jun. 25. Join via Zoom.
Weekly on Thursdays from 10-11 am, Jan. 25-Feb. 29. Join via Zoom.

Works Community of Practice (CoP)
Medical School department staff members are invited to participate in the Works community of practice, with a focus on faculty annual reviews, and CV entry.

Meetings are held monthly for 30 minutes via Zoom from Jan.-Jun. The purpose of the CoP is to share information, best practices, training materials, and resources between staff members. Staff members are invited to share internal processes, ask for help with questions, and bring forth existing challenges. OFA staff members will be available to answer questions and walk through scenarios in the Works system.

Sign up to be added to the calendar event.

Individual or Department Consultations
Do you and your team need an individual consultation to answer specific questions about the Works tool? Reach out to the OFA team at ms-ofa@umn.edu, to schedule a Zoom consult.

Works Access Request Form for Department Staff Proxy Access (managed by the Works team)

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Works Training Resources and Guides

Works Training Resources and Guides


The OFA will continue to provide individual consults for help with the system from your staff and faculty members.

 

CV Resources

Medical School CV Template

Works CV Resources

Downloading Medical School CV in Works

  • Click “Rapid Reports”
  • Select “CV - University of Minnesota Medical School”
  • For the start date, select the earliest year (1925). For the end date, select the latest year (2025).
  • Click “Run Report”

The Works team offers many additional training sessions and materials

  • For questions about CV conversion, the Medical School CV template, or your departmental annual review process: OFA at ms-ofa@umn.edu