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 Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) worked closely with the University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office to customize the Medical School curriculum vitae template within the Works system.

The Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office encourages faculty members to use Works for easy annual activity reporting and CV generation. This system seeks to reduce frustrations with reporting professional activities by automatically drawing some activities from University systems. Particularly, faculty have found Works to be a useful tool for promotion as it can automatically generate a CV in the Medical School format.

Faculty and Staff Works Training

OFA coordinates Medical School–specific training with the Executive Vice President and Provost’s Office. These sessions are scheduled multiple times throughout the year. They focus on how to finalize information entered into Works so it will appear correctly on the Medical School CV.

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  • October 15, 9:30-11:00 am
  • January 14, 2022, 10–11:30am
  • April 15, 2022, 10–11:30am
  • July 15, 2022, 10–11:30am
  • October 21, 2022, 10–11:30am

Works Community of Practice (CoP)

The OFA created a Community of Practice (CoP) for staff members in the Medical School working within the Works system. The purpose of the CoP is to share information, best practices, training materials, and resources between staff members. The group will meet quarterly. if you would like to join the Works Community of Practice email us at ms-ofa@umn.edu

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”

Finalizing Your CV

Note that there will likely be some variation between how we convert the CV and how you believe it should be reflected in your CV generated by Works. To provide conversion services to as many faculty members as possible, we ask that you work directly with your department contact to finalize details in the Works system. The Works team offers substantial guides and training to help you become familiar with the system.

Fortunately, updating entries is intuitive and user-friendly. We highly encourage faculty members to finalize their information to become familiar with the system. The Works team offers training sessions and materials. Medical School–specific programming will be communicated on the OFA website and through our weekly update.

Questions and Comments

  • For questions about CV conversion or the Medical School CV template: OFA at ms-ofa@umn.edu

  • For questions about Works: Erin Edwards, Special Projects Manager for Works at worksadm@umn.edu.