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Adding Activities to Your Elements Profile

Please add the following sections to your Elements profile.

  • Scholarly activities
  • Awarded grants
  • Service
  • Teaching & mentoring

Detailed instructions below.

Profile information:

  • Review your profile.
  • Add missing items to your profile, including:
    • An overview statement
    • Research interests
    • Teaching summary
    • MWU academic appointments
    • MWU administrative appointments
    • Certifications and postgraduate trainings
    • Language competencies
    • Websites

If any pre-populated information is incorrect, please contact, as these issues need to be addressed in the source system.

If you don't have a portrait in your profile and would like to have one added, contact media resources to have your portrait taken.

Scholarly activities:

  • Review your Claimed and Pending publication queues
    • Data has been harvested from PubMed, Web of Science
  • Claim or reject publications in your queue
  • Modify your search settings, if needed, including:
    • Name variants, Addresses, Keywords, Author IDs, if you already have one/them
    • Your default search settings may contain Midwestern U, Midwestern Univ, Midwestern University; if you have published at another institution you should add previous institutions
  • Add missing publications, by either:

Awarded grants:

  • Review your claimed, awarded grants.
    • This has been pre-populated from hand-entered data from the ORSP annual reports.
    • It will only include awarded grants.
  • If you find an awarded grant is missing or needs to be edited, please include the following information to 
    • Project Title
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Agency
    • Total Award
    • Investigators
    • College
    • Department/Program
    • Please be sure to include any missing items including grants received while not employed at Midwestern University.


  • Review your professional activities.
    • This may have pre-populated with your external honors/awards from faculty web pages.
  • Add missing items. The majority of service-related activities will need to be manually added.

Teaching & mentoring:

  • Review and link yourself to your courses taught.
    • This has been pre-populated for course directors from the University Registrar System.
    • Data was loaded for the past 8 years from Midwestern CARS database
    • To link yourself, first search for the course, then link yourself to this course
    • Course search strategy:  It is easiest to search for the last name of the course director or the course number and the year the class was taught.  Use quotation marks around the phrase.  E.g.  “Swanson-Mungerson 2020” or "OPTOD 1750 2020".
  • Manually add additional items such as courses developed, mentoring, etc.


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