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FAQ: TCU Faculty180

 

Q: What internet browser do I use?
A: Google Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended for best performance. Ensure your browser is up-to-date.


Q: How do I sign on to Faculty180?
A: Click on the purple login box on the Home tab. Use your TCU single sign-on login and password to access the Faculty180 system. If you get an error message, please contact faculty180@tcu.edu

 

Q: Where do I start?
A: Use the Faculty180 Getting Started Guide

 

Q: Do I have to enter information in Profile section for Faculty Annual Report?
A: No, but it’s useful if you plan to utilize Faculty180 for your CV. However, your college or department may require this so please verify if unsure.

 

Q: Do I have to enter information on every section of the Faculty Annual Report?
A: If a section is not applicable, you do not need to enter data in the section.

 

Q: I am missing a course in my “courses taught” list, who should I notify.
A: Please email faculty180@tcu.edu

 

Q: I have entered 2019 goals under the "Annual Report Statement: Teaching, research, service, advising and professional development goals for the upcoming academic year" section, but these are not showing on my 2018 annual report, what do I do?
A: Please use the semester/year 2018 instead of 2019 so it displays on the current year report.

 

Q: When you add something on one page does it populate all other places?
A: Yes it does, but keep in mind it might not be on your faculty annual report based on the time period.

 

Q: Some data I have entered is no longer showing up. Where did it go?
A: If you’re on a specific form (Ex. 2018 Faculty Annual Report, 3 Years of Research & Creative Activities), it will only pull the semesters that fit within its date parameters. By clicking “View All” in the data entry section, your previous entries will pull up. You can adjust the semester/year as needed.

 

Q: Can I future date publication information?
A: Yes, but know that if it falls outside of the date parameters for the current Faculty Annual Report, it will not show up in your submission (i.e. Spring 2019 will not show on your 2018 Faculty Annual Report).
It is not a problem to pre-populate 2019 data, but if you are expecting to see this entry on the 2018 report and it is not there, you will need to do 1 of 2 things:

  1. Change the current semester from 2019 to Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018
  2. Add a semester/year and different status such as “In Process, Submitted, Accepted, etc.” for 2018

Q: Why are my entries not in Ascending/Descending Order?
A: The system stores entries by semester/year and is flexible to adjust for reporting.  In the summary view, you can click any field header such as “Semester” and you can change the sort from ascending to descending noted by the up or down carrot ‘^’ ‘v’.  This function is available in all sections.

 

Q: How can I review my report before submitting it?
A: There are a couple of ways to do this. On the left hand menu, under “Vitas & Biosketches,” select the view icon for the form you would like to review. This view allows you to click on the section header and edit quickly. Another way is to hit the “Preview CV” button from the form before you hit submit. We recommend saving a copy from this view before you submit.

 

Q: I accidentally submitted my report and need to go in and make edits. How do I access the form again?
A: If the deadline has passed, please contact your Chair so they can return your form for edits. If the deadline has not passed, you can access your form by going to “Forms & Reports” on the left hand menu and clicking the form you wish to edit. When you’re ready, hit the “Submit” button again and it will save over the previously submitted version.

 

Q: How can I get more help?
A: We have open lab hours listed under the Training tab on our website: faculty180.tcu.edu
There are training videos that go through the whole input process under the “Announcements & Help” section after you log into Faculty180 as well as a navigation guide and many other resources.