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Professional Resources for Faculty

UMKC has many professional resources available to faculty to help you research, teach, and continue to learn.


  • Exploring the UMKC University Libraries
    • Review our Guide for new faculty to learn about what the UMKC University Libraries have to offer.
    • Our librarians and staff are here to assist you with your research and teaching. A librarian is assigned to work with each department and school at UMKC to facilitate faculty access to library collections and services. See the Your Librarian tab above to find the librarian for your department!

  • Managing Professional Accomplishments
    • myVITA, a web-based faculty activity reporting system that allows faculty members at all four campuses to report on their research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative works. This system has replaced the Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS).
  • Maintaining Employment Data
    • MyHR allows you to view benefits, change contact information, and more via a convenient online portal. You log into MyHR with your UMKC UserID and password. Contact your departmental Human Resources Facilitator for more information about the MyHR service.
  • On-going Education and Training
    • MyLearn is a UM System initiative that includes thousands of courses, books, and more on a range of topics including time management techniques, leadership essentials, tips and getting organized and much more. Additional information about MyLearn can be found on through UMKC Human Resources Training and Development.
    •  The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) is a gathering-place for faculty who are committed to the improvement of their own teaching as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Center sponsors forums for the discussion, assessment, development, and documentation of teaching practices with demonstrated verifiable benefits to students.
  • Getting Access to Student Information
    • FERPA - the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - protects the privacy of student education records, and establishes the right of students to their own education records. To obtain faculty access to student information via Pathway, you must first pass an exam over FERPA regulations. Instructions for taking the FERPA exam can be found here.

  • Getting Access to Campus Data for Grant Proposals
    • The UMKC Data Warehouse is responsible for maintaining the integrity of institutional data and for collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information about the university to facilitate effective planning, decision-making, and continuous improvement throughout UMKC. You can request a report or dataset via the office's website.