Expand all   |   Collapse all  

General Information

What is Digital Measures?

Digital Measures is the software for the Faculty Activities Database (FAD) developed by Digital Measures by Watermark, which allows faculty to document their accomplishments and professional activities and generate reports.

Why use a web-based activity reporting system?

Faculty and administrators must prepare annual activity reports, promotion and tenure documents, lists of awards/honors, accreditation reports, and more. A web-based activity reporting system like the FAD makes these tasks easier: faculty only need to enter the information into FAD once, and the information can be used to generate real-time reports accurately and efficiently. The system is available to faculty any time and is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection.

Who should use the Faculty Activities Database?

Any faculty person who needs to submit an annual activities report should have an account in the system.

Do I need to sign up for an account?

No, new full-time, instructional faculty will be added to the system periodically by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. If you are unsure about whether or not you should have an account, please contact fad@marquette.edu.

How do I login?

Log in here using your Marquette email address (firstname.lastname) and Checkmarq/emarq password. Contact fad@marquette.edu with any login problems or questions.

What web browsers will let me access the system?

The system is cross-compatible with most browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

Entering Data

When can I update my information?

You can update your information at any time, from any computer with an Internet connection.

Do I have to enter the information myself?

Some of your information will be imported annually from other Marquette systems (please click here for more information). However, you will be responsible for entering other information, such as publications, presentations, grants, and service.

Departments may opt to have a student employee or department assistant enter certain faculty activity information as well. Once you enter information about a given activity into the system, that information never needs to be re-entered.

How often do I have to use the FAD?

There is no requirement regarding how often you should use the system; however, you will need to record all new activities prior to the due date of the annual faculty activities report for your college.

The Faculty Activities Database asks for a lot of information that either does not apply to me or that I would not normally submit. Am I required to fill it all out anyway?

No. However, please be sure that the sections that you would not normally submit are not included in the faculty activities report that your Chair or Dean will generate from the system.

What if my activity doesn't fit into any existing category?

Please refer to Common Activities and Entry Locations. If you still cannot find a location for your activity, please contact fad@marquette.edu.

Will any data be pre-populated for me?

Yes, information in the following screens will be populated periodically by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis: Scheduled Teaching, Permanent Data, Yearly Data, and Academic Advising. Please click here for more information.

How was the format of the interface developed?

The format of the interface was developed through an intensive collaboration with a representative from your college using existing annual activity reports as guides. The interface for each college has been tailored to meet the reporting needs of that college.

Generating Reports

I've entered information. How do I submit it?

All you need to do is enter and save your information within the system. Please refer to this tutorial for more information.

What reports are generated from the FAD?

Currently, all annual activities reports are generate from this system. The FAD can also generate university-level reports (e.g. Compendium). Please click here for more information on university-wide reports. Other reports specific to each college have been developed and are accessible at the college level (Dean's offices).

How do I create a report?

Please refer to this tutorial for detailed instructions on running a report.

Questions about Security

Who has access to the information I enter into the FAD?

Currently, you, your department chair, the dean of your college (as well as any of the dean's designees) and the Provost have access to your data. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis oversees the system's administration on campus and thus also has access to your data.

How secure is Digital Measures?

With over 2,000 colleges and schools using Digital Measures' activity reporting software, Digital Measures is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all of your information. For a full list of security measures, please visit the Security and Privacy page on the Digital Measures website.

Additional Help

Who do I contact with questions about the Faculty Activities Database?

Please direct any college-specific inquiries to the FAD representative from your college/school. Click here for a list of FAD representatives. You may also contact a representative of the FAD Advisory Committee. For all other questions, please contact fad@marquette.edu