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It's annual review season. For some, this is their first time using the system, and others have become old pros. To limit frustration in entering your data, we suggest that you follow these tips:

1. Import your publications! You don't need to manually enter your publications. To import your publication, open the publications screen and click the import button:

Import

You can either import your publications using a BibTex file or you can search using a third party (see the FAQs for step by step instructions).
 

2. Use duplicate! Many faculty engage in similar activities throughout the year. Do you attend the same academic conference, participate in yearly panel? You can duplicate your original entry and change the date and location fields. The example below comes from a user's Faculty Development Activites screen:

Duplicate

 
3. Select a name from a dropdown, don't enter it manually! Mercer faculty are loaded in the system, so you don't need to type in someone's name as a collaborator, simply select her/him (or yourself) from the dropdown.

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4. Dates are important! If you have an on-going activity you need only enter the start date. If it's a one day activity, you need only enter the end date, so don't waste your time entering both start and end dates for single day events.

5. Call for help! Contact Ellen Byron (byron_em@mercer.edu) for help. She can often make your data entry easier.