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Metrics Database Documentation
Updated: October 17, 2013
Welcome to the Metrics Database at https://www.ncar.ucar.edu/apps/metrics. All UCAR staff can log in and enter metrics data with a UCAS login and password. The public can view, search, and export the data.
Any UCAS password holder can:
Super Users/Metrics Mavens can:
Contact Cindy Worster at ext. 1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Index page displays the current 14 total categories, including 11 individual staff member-level metrics categories, and 3 Lab/Observatory/Program-level metrics categories.. Please refer to the Metrics Data section below for more information. Each metric is also described at the top of the individual metric page.
Individual Staff Metrics
|Editorships||An editorship is an editor role at an atmospheric or related science or engineering journal.|
|External Awards and Honors||Honors and awards from external institutions. Note: Please report fellowships in the Fellowships category.|
|Internal Awards and Honors||UCAR Distinguished Achievement and Outstanding Accomplishment Awards. Note: Refer to Policy 6-14 Employee Recognition Awards for details.|
|Fellowships||These fellowships are awards of funding or support related to work activities.|
|K-12 Activities (excluding presentations)||Examples of K-12 Activities may include but is not limited to direct work with a specific class or group of K-12 students including developing curriculum, mentoring, helping teachers, conducting tours, and participating in field trips or school-based science fairs. Note: This category does not include presentations. Please report K-12 presentations in the Presentations metric.|
|Presentations||Any formal talk or poster delivered by a staff member first author.|
|Service on External Committees||Service on External Committees includes participation or leadership of external scientific, technical, policy, and educational committees that are critical to advancing and promoting the work of the scientific and technical community. |
Service on internal committees, while important, is not reported in this list.
|Staff Leaves and Visits ≥ 2 weeks||Staff leaves or visits to other institutions of a 2 week or more duration. These leaves or visits may be opportunities for intellectual growth, professional development, collaboration with research community peers, community support, teaching, or sabbatical. Examples of work include teaching courses or workshops, lecturing, giving tutorials, working with graduate students on dissertation-focused research, student mentoring, collaborative research, and participating in the host institution's outreach to community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and high schools. Examples of programs or policies which support these visits include the UCAR UVISIT program and UCAR Policy 6-11 Leaves of Absence.|
|Contributions to Individual Graduate Student Education||Our staff serve as Research Advisors and Committee Members for graduate students around the world.|
|Teaching in University/College Classrooms||Our staff contribute to University/College classroom teaching in a range of roles from adjunct faculty teaching semester long courses to guest lecturers contributing their expertise in a class sessions.|
|Teaching at Workshops/Tutorials/Colloquia||Our staff teach classes in workshops, tutorials, and colloquia to students ranging from model users, to scholars, to fellow researchers.|
|Events Hosted by Your Program||Events hosted by your program include: colloquium, conference, symposia, tutorial, and workshop|
|NWSC Walk-in Public Visitors||Total number of walk-in public visitors per month per fiscal year. CISL Only.|
|Facility Tours||Number of participants for facility tours organized for a specific organization or group.|
|Field Campaigns||Our geosciences research facilities, instrumentation and field support services support field campaigns around the globe.|