ELEMENTS Update to Expand Faculty Ability to Track Activity

The second phase of ELEMENTS will launch in January and all faculty members will be able to record all their scholarly, teaching, and professional activities in the system.

ELEMENTS is already used to record teaching and scholarship activity, with much of information imported automatically through Banner and UT Libraries resources. This ELEMENTS module will be expanded to allow faculty members to add information about their creative activities–such as gallery shows, performances or exhibits—and scholarship of engagement

The teaching component of ELEMENTS also will be expanded so faculty members can add activities such as student supervision, student advising, and participation in Experience Learning.

With the opening of a new module—Professional Activities—faculty will be able to add service to their college, discipline, or the community. They also will be able to record professional consulting work and other forms of professional development.

Later in the spring semester, the last module will open as ELEMENTS begins pulling grant information from Cayuse, the university’s system of record for tracking grants and contracts.

To help faculty determine the appropriate place to enter their activities, a “What Goes Where” guide will be added to ELEMENTS.

Faculty can use ELEMENTS to produce CVs and workload reports. By Fall 2017, faculty will be required to use ELEMENTS for their annual performance and planning reviews. In addition, Elements will be used for academic program reviews and strategic planning,

For more information about ELEMENTS, contact Matthew Theriot, interim vice provost for faculty affairs and associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, at 974-6152 or mtheriot@utk.edu.