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Faculty Activity Reporting Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Faculty Activity Reporting System?

The Faculty Activity Reporting  (FAR) system exists to comply with the requirements outlined in the appropriation bill enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The bill mandates that the University collect and report data on faculty activities and average weekly workloads each term.


Who needs to complete a survey?

Regular full-time faculty, research associates, and librarians are the employees that are required to report average workweek hours on the Faculty Activity Reporting system (FARs) survey form.

Faculty who are part-time, on leave, or “visiting” are not required to complete a survey.


What are the census dates?

  • Fall term: September 28
  • Spring term: February 4
  • Summer term: July 15