Training and Resources

Click Training Schedule to view upcoming training for faculty, deans, departmental chairs and directors, and other users. 



Download instructions related to Western Michigan University's Faculty Activity Reporting System via the links below. 

The links below offer specific instructions on how to export publication histories from a variety of databases available through WMU's Library.

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education and Human Development

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

College of Health and Human Services

General Videos

Watch the videos below for instructions and guidance to use WMU's Faculty Activity Reporting System.

To access a number of more detailed guides and tutorials, log into the FARS system and navigate to the upper-right hand corner. Click on your name, then on Knowledge Base. There you will find videos designed for faculty use; videos for system administrators; and links to useful Webinars.



FARS training sessions for deans, chairs, and directors; administrative support account holders; and faculty members were offered in past semesters in 2018 and 2019. 

This coming fall 2021, only training sessions on FARS for faculty members have been scheduled on the following dates. Other types of users may contact the Office of Institutional Research for help regarding how to use the system.




Tuesday, September 28, 2021

10:00 AM-11:30 PM

On Webex 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Sangren Hall: Room 3120

Monday, October 11, 2021

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

On Webex



To register for one of the training sessions, please click here and follow these steps. 

1. Log in with your NetID and password.

2. Select "2021" for Year.

3. Select "Faculty Activity Reporting Sys" for Group.

4. Click "Apply Filters". 

5. Select one of the training sessions you like.

6. Click "Click here to register for this class" and click "OK".