Digital Measures FAQ

How do I log into Digital Measures?

A: Using your UC Merced logon credentials, login to Digital Measures.

How does the category for Diversity Activities fit into my Biobibliography?

A: Diversity Activities relate to APM 210-1d - Criteria for Appointment, Promotion, and Appraisal. Teaching, research, professional and public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity are to be encouraged and given recognition in the evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students or new faculty members are to be encouraged and given recognition in the teaching or service categories of academic personnel actions.

I have an award that is not listed on the drop down box in the “Awards/Honors” field.

A: For awards/honors not listed in the drop down box, please select “other” and note the name of the award/honors in the “Explanation of Other” field box.

Where do I put the courses that I taught at my previous University?

A: Activities captured  in Scheduled Teaching are for the most part courses taught while working at UC Merced. Courses taught at a previous institution can be entered either on the Scheduled Teaching screen or in the description field on the External Professional Employment screen.

How can I enter information on graduate students to get it to appear under the correct headings on the UCM Bio-Bibliography?

A:

To show those who received their Ph.D.: Select “Doctoral Candidacy Committee” or Doctoral Committee” as the Involvement Type and select “Completed” as the Stage of Completion, with a “Start Date” or “End Date” that falls within the review period.

To show those who advanced to candidacy: Select “Doctoral Candidacy Committee” as the Involvement Type and “Advanced to Candidacy” as the Stage of Completion, with a “Start Date” or “End Date” that falls within the review period. It is helpful to insert the “Date of Advancement to Candidacy”, especially for your own students, but the advancement date is not the determining date.

To show continuing doctoral supervision (the data will show up under “d) other doctoral research supervision” on the UCM Bio-Bibliography report): Select either “Doctoral Candidacy Committee” as the Involvement Type and “In Progress” as the Stage of Completion - or “Doctoral Committee” as the Involvement type with either “In Progress” or “Advanced to Candidacy” as the Stage of Completion. Again, the start or end dates must be in the review period.

To show continuing supervision of Master’s Students: Select “Master’s Thesis Committee” as the Involvement Type, with a start or end date within the review period. The Stage of Completion will not alter where the data appears.

To show pre-dissertation or qualifying committees: Select “Predissertation Committee” as the Involvement Type, showing a date within the review period. The Stage of Completion will not alter where the data appears.

To show Postdoctoral Scholars Supervised: As long as “Postdoctoral Research Supervision” is selected as the Involvement Type, with start or end dates within the review period, data will appear under this heading. The Stage of Completion will not alter where the data appears.

To show Undergraduate Student Research Supervision: Select “Undergraduate Honors Thesis” or “Undergraduate Research Supervision” as the Involvement Type and a “Date Started” and “Date Completed” that falls within the review period. The Stage of Completion will not alter where the data appears.

To show under the Other Research Supervision heading: Select either “Directed Individual/Independent Study,” “Internship,” or “Visiting Scholar” or simply make NO selection for the Involvement Type. Changing the “Stage of Completion” will not alter where this information appears.