News Digest

APT Changes in 2015

The University Senate and the President recently approved recommendations from a joint Provost-Senate APT Task Force for revisions to the Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, and to the University's APT Policy. These changes will take effect in the 2015-2016 review year.

Lyterati: 2014 Annual Report

Annual Reporting -- OPA

  • For 2014, all tenured and tenure-track (TTK) faculty — including those with administrative appointments as exempt staff — will use Lyterati to submit their Outside Professional Activities (OPA) reports. http://umd.lyteraticloud.com
  • OPA reports are required for compliance with the University of Maryland Policy on Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment. http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-310a.html
  • TTK faculty who would like to view prior year FAR reports as a reference when completing the OPA questions will be able to do so by logging into the FAR/OPA system at https://far.umd.edu/far . TTK faculty will not complete OPA through this site, but will be able to view prior FAR reports after logging in there.

Annual reporting – contributions and activities

  • 2014 is a transition year in which reporting on contributions and activities will be done using CVs rather than through a fully developed Annual Report.
  • For 2014, all TTK faculty — including those with administrative appointments as exempt staff — will submit a current CV using the official UMD CV headings and sub-headings.