Academic Staff Activity Reports

For more information, please contact Justene Knight, Senior People, Talent and Culture (PTC) Consultant - Responsible for Academic Promotion, on (08) 8302 1729 or email Justene.Knight@unisa.edu.au.

An Academic Staff Activity (ASA) report is a dashboard of information about you as an academic here at UniSA. It pulls the data from a number of university source systems and presents the last five years plus the current year. Only information that we collect, and/or own and/or know about is shown on the report i.e. if we don't know you have a patent we can't show it; or is owned by UniSA so for example if you are supervising a PhD student at another university we don't 'own' that information so can't show it).

Business Intelligence and Planning (BIP) have created a useful SharePoint (internal access only) site which outlines all aspects of the ASA, what is contained in them and why, how often information is refreshed, definitions and useful help tips.

If there is information that you believe is missing from your report (i.e. a publication) or shouldn’t be there (i.e. a class you didn’t actually teach) please check the BIP SharePoint site first and then email the team on BI@unisa.edu.au.

TIP: The Academic Staff Activity report presents the last five years plus current year where applicable. Please use your CV to include information not captured in the ASA.

You access a copy of your Academic Staff Activity (ASA) report by clicking on this staff activity report link. This is also available from the academic promotion webpage or directly from the BI Hub webpage.

It is important that you visit and read the academic activity reports definitions and help SharePoint site so that you understand what is contained on your ASA report and why.

It is recommended that you access the ASA report as soon as possible so that you can check that everything you are expecting to see on your report is there, for example SCOPUS can create multiple profiles especially if you have changed your name or worked at an organisation where someone else has the same name as you. If this has occurred, not all of your research outputs will flow through to your ASA.

If you have any questions please check the BIP SharePoint site first and then email the team on BI@unisa.edu.au as soon as possible.

TIP: If you leave it too late like the week before academic promotion applications close then they might not have time to verify (if needed) and update the changes you have requested.

If you have any questions about what is, or isn’t appearing on your Academic Staff Activity (ASA), please check the BIP SharePoint site first and then email the team on BI@unisa.edu.au as soon as possible. They will be able to help you with your question or assist you to make the change.

If you leave it too late like the week before academic promotion applications close - then they might not have time to verify (if needed) and update the changes you have requested.

TIP: Some changes can’t be made (for example if we don’t collect that information at UniSA) and the BIP academic activity reports definitions and help page will explain what doesn’t get included on your ASA. 

No – you simply 'tick a box' as part of application for promotion (it appears near the end of the online application form) to confirm that you have read your Academic Staff Activity (ASA) report.

Once the academic promotion round closes, a copy of your ASA is requested from BIP by the academic promotion team and then it is attached to your application. This means everyone’s ASA has the same creation date.