The Provost has set a goal for every full-time faculty at the University to have started their Faculty Portfolio by the end of this spring term! This post is designed to orient you to the idea and then guide you through what is involved to get started. Opening a profile is as quick as you might expect on any website. The beauty is that once a few pieces of your basic information have been entered (name, email, old-email addresses) the system gets to work to pull in citations to your published work! The second time you log in, you will be asked to verify each of the citations it found by clicking a single checkbox.
Drexel is among the first universities to adopt this product from Thomson Reuters, known as "Research In View." Future linkage of the faculty portfolios to Drexel's Banner course information system will populate your teaching history, and same is true for the COEUS system with regards to past grant awards. For the foreseeable future, only the user and their Dean can view this information. At a later date, each college will have the option to make a faculty directory and their linked citations available on their college website. But for the present, this information will be used in support of annual internal reporting needs. The end result will be a summary view of your department and the University overall using a related Thomson product called InCites.
Curious about other universities using this same product? See what Ohio State says about their version: https://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/services/riv/ Or search their faculty directory here: https://osu.researchinview.thomsonreuters.com/
Take a look at the following four steps to get started.
Login here: http://drexel.edu/facultyportfolios/
Verify/Edit Personal information
Click option to initiate search for your publications (an automated process). Login again 1-2 days afterwards to confirm the publications it has found as yours.
Complete relevant Activity Categories (OPTIONAL – determined by College)
Please get in touch if you have any further questions!
siftar at drexel dot edu