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Professional Activities

Professional activities captures everything that doesn’t fall within publications, teaching, or grants. Below is a list of available activity types and a description of each type. Professional activities must be entered manually.

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Publication Type Description
Abstracts Published summary of a talk, poster, or other scholarly contribution, usually presented at a professional meeting
Books Book that you have authored or co-authored, edited, or co-edited
Book Review Review of scholarly book appearing in professional journal
Chapters Contribution that you have authored or co-authored for an edited collection of papers, essays, etc.
Compositions Published musical composition
Conferences Papers delivered at professional meetings
Datasets Published collection of data
Exhibitions Creative or scholarly work that has been exhibited in a public venue
Internet Publications Scholarly work that appears online
Journal Articles Scholarly work that appears in print periodical
Media Film, video, or other digital work that has been publicly presented or disseminated
Patents Published patents
Performances Performing arts activities (music, theater)
Posters Poster presented at professional meeting
Proceedings Published work from conference
Reports Scholarly, research, or technical reports
Scholarly Editions Work of another author that you have edited
Software / Code Published programs or apps
Theses / Dissertations Authored thesis or dissertation


Teaching Type Description
Course Taught Scheduled class, automatically imported from Banner
Academic Advising Number of students advised during academic year
Service Learning / Experiential Teaching Instructional activity, usually associated with a course, involving service learning or experiential component
Student Committee Membership and Research Supervision Supervising honors or graduate students, participating on an honors or graduate committee, supervising research
Teaching Awards Internal or external recognition of excellence in teaching
Teaching Grant Internal or external support for developing new courses or approaches or improving existing ones


Professional Type Description
Service to Institution Uncompensated service to department, college, campus, or university system (e.g., committee work, membership on Faculty Senate, etc.)
Service to Discipline Uncompensated service to professional discipline (e.g., editing a professional journal, membership on a conference committee, etc.)
Outreach Uncompensated professional service or expertise intended to benefit an external constituency
Professional Development Continuing education, new certification, recertification, and other kinds of work intended to advance your professional career
Professional Awards Continuing education, new certification, recertification, and other kinds of work intended to advance your professional career