Who Uses Works?

Faculty use Works to keep track of accomplishments and generate an annual activity report that is submitted to their department.

Users only need to update some information for the past year in order to complete an annual activity report and much of the information is updated automatically from University sources and other databases.

Assistant professors hired after 2017 are also invited to use Works to generate a promotion and tenure CV that corresponds to the University‚Äôs general promotion and tenure CV template outline. 

Colleges and departments use Works to collect data and run reports to support processes such as annual activity reporting, accreditation, merit review, and awards. 

Who Has Access to a Works Account?

Faculty and many instructional staff on all University of Minnesota campuses automatically 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, provide feedback or ask questions by contacting the Works team at [email protected]

If you need a Works account created or your access updated, please submit our online request form. Note, please confirm your current access prior to submitting a request as an account may have been automatically created for you.

Works Access Request 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
  • ORCiD
  • PubMed
  • Other Citation Managers
  • Experts@Minnesota

To learn more about importing and managing publications, see our guides and instructional videos.