The University of Iowa

Academic & Professional Record (APR)

Promoting Faculty Excellence

The Academic and Professional Record (APR) promotes faculty excellence, achievement, collaboration, and engagement by maintaining a comprehensive electronic portfolio of faculty academic and professional activities. 


The Academic and Professional Record (APR) project is a collaborative initiative of the Office of the Provost, ITS-Administrative Information Services, and the University colleges to capture and tell the story of faculty excellence on campus.  The APR is a web-based faculty activities database that maintains up-to-date records of traditional curriculum vitae information (e.g., teaching, research, service), as well as information about additional professional accomplishments and interests. APR enables efficient collecting, aggregating, and reporting on faculty accomplishments by individual faculty members, departments, colleges, and central offices. UI contracts with an external vendor, Digital Measures, to provide this service to campus. Digital Measures is a national leader in academic information management and its software, Activity Insight, has been implemented on 60% of the 500 largest U.S. campuses of higher education as their faculty activity reporting solution.

Also available is a project charter describing the goals, scope, leadership, and stakeholders.

The APR Goals

  • Establish the APR database as the definitive source for faculty activities in each college.
  • Integrate APR data in faculty-related administrative processes (e.g., promotion, reviews, awards, accreditation reports).
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date APR data to support collegiate and departmental processes (e.g., faculty web profiles, biosketches, accreditation).
  • Integrate faculty information across UI operational systems (e.g., APR, Registrar, HRIS, MAUI, UIRIS).

For additional information contact Suzanne Malo, APR Project Lead.