Digital Measures

How do I access my profile?

Faculty members and staff may login here using their standard UCMNetID username and password.

How does my CV information initially get entered into my Digital Measures profile?

When a new faculty member is appointed, staff members in the Academic Personnel Office enter the information included on the CV provided with the appointment case. Once this information is entered, the faculty member receive a notification indicating that a profile has been created on his/her behalf.

Training on maintaining your Digital Measures profile is available through the Academic Personnel Office and at the School level.

How many times should an event be entered into my Profile?

Once. Digital Measures is designed to capture data once, and use it to prepare reports and document for multiple reporting purposes. Creating multiple entries for one event or activity will skew a faculty member’s profile, and ultimately create more work.

How do I contextualize my Diversity Activities?

Diversity Activities relate to APM 210-1-d - 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.

This will apply to a number of sections in a profile.

How a faculty member chooses to highlight an event will determine how, and where it is entered. If a faculty member would like to emphasize the diversity component, it should be entered under Diversity Activities. If the faculty member would like to emphasize the service component with a diversity aspect, it should be entered in the Service Section with the diversity activity detailed in the description section. In the first example, the participants are emphasized. In the second, the goals are emphasized.

Digital Measures is designed to incorporate diversity data into reporting no matter which section the faculty members chooses to enter it under. However, this information, however it is highlighted, should only be entered into a profile once. For a more detailed dialog on this topic please contact your school staff or APO analyst.

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

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 do I enter an Award or Honor not listed in the menu?

For accolades not specifically listed in the extensive Drop Down Menu select Other at the end of the list. Please enter the title of the award or honor in the Explanation of Other field. A detailed narrative may also be entered in the Description section.

How do I highlight student mentorship activities?

The ideal place to feature all student-mentorship activities is the Directed Student Learning section. This section allows faculty members to record the progress of students supervised, mentored or trained. It includes students at all academic levels, both attending UC Merced and students visiting the university for external scholarship.

The start and end date selected determines what academic year a specific entry will appear. Please ensure the appropriate academic period is reflected in the month and year to guarantee it appears in the proper review period. Listing the “Date of Advancement to Candidacy, if Applicable” or the candidacy status, while important date to include, will not impact when the activity will be reflected on a bio-bibliography.

Post Doctoral Scholars:
To indicate scholars directed, supervised or co-chaired during their Postdoctoral programs select “Postdoctoral Research Supervision” for Involvement Type, the specific roles held and enter the student’s relevant information.

Ph.D. Candidates:
To report activities for these candidates select Doctoral Candidacy Committee or Doctoral Committee as the Involvement Type, the specific role held, enter the student’s relevant information and the Stage of Completion.

Master’s Candidates:
For continued research supervision of Master’s Students select Master’s Thesis Committee as the Involvement Type, enter student information, the specific role held and a detailed explanation of the research.

Advance to Candidacy:
Select Doctoral Candidacy Committee or Doctoral Committee as the Involvement Type, the specific role held and the Stage of Completion. It is important to enter the Date of Advancement to Candidacy, especially for your own students.

Committees:
With pre-dissertation or qualifying committees select the Involvement Type, Role, enter student information and indicate the corresponding date within the review period.

Undergraduate Supervision:
To highlight Undergraduate Student Research directed, supervised or
co-chaired select Undergraduate Honors Thesis or Undergraduate Research Supervision as the Involvement Type. The Date Started and Date Completed should reflect the entire length of the project and will automatically appear in the appropriate review period(s).

Other Research Supervision:
This section is useful for entries that are categorized by project or involved students in multiple academic levels. To indicate academic research that is not already listed in a previous section select Directed Individual/Independent Study, Internship, Visiting Scholar or simply leave the field blank for the Involvement Type.