Update your Committee Advising records:

Only committee advising records that include a preliminary and/or final meeting date will print to your Annual Activity Report. To ensure that these records are reflected on your AAR, review your Committee Advising records and a preliminary committee meeting date or a final committee meeting date and save in Works.

Who Uses Works?

Colleges and Departments use Works to collect data and run reports to support processes such as annual activity reporting, accreditation, and tracking faculty accomplishments.

Who Has Access to a Works Account?

Faculty and many instructional staff on all University of Minnesota campuses have active accounts and can use Works immediately, even if their college/campus has not yet adopted Works for Annual Activity Reporting.

We invite you to explore and provide feedback or ask questions. Please contact: Erin Edwards, Works Project Manager, at eedwards@umn.edu, or use this feedback form.

How does Works benefit users?

Works allows users to enter activity information once and use it for multiple purposes. For example, a user would enter a conference presentation only once and that information can be included in different types of reports such as a CV, annual activity report, accreditation report, bio sketch, or department web site bio. Users can enter information throughout the year and decide what information they wish to share.

To reduce the amount of manual entry, much of the information in Works is pulled from central databases. For example, official records about advising and scheduled teaching are entered into Works automatically. Faculty will also be able to import their publications from other databases, including:

  • Google Scholar
  • PubMed
  • Other Citation Managers
  • Experts@Minnesota

Watch the video below to learn more about Works, run by Digital Measures' Activity Insight

  • New to Works? Need a refresher? Works training sessions are designed for all users and skill levels. Sessions can be tailored to focus on key areas for you or your group, to include importing publications, reviewing and updating imported data, and running useful reports.

    All training sessions will now be held via Zoom. We are happy to accommodate everything from one-on-one sessions to trainings for groups or entire departments. Please contact works@umn.edu to request a training.

  • Vice Provost Scott Lanyon recently contacted faculty in Ph.D. granting departments requesting information about job placement of recent doctoral advisees and post-doctoral trainees.

    If you have not used Works in the past, we encourage you to attend one of our training sessions to learn more about how to use the system. You are also welcome to contact us at worksadm@umn.edu with questions.
  • Import publication citations by linking directly to ORCID. Find out more about using this feature on the ORCID Imports page.

    Don’t have an ORCID account or interested in learning more? Visit this Libraries page.

Ready to begin using Works in your college or department? Visit our Getting Started with Works page!


The Works team is happy to answer your questions and help you navigate your Works account.

Email us directly at: worksadm@umn.edu

Thank you!