Sedona: Getting Started
The first time you enter Sedona:
- Use the Sedona buttons (save, add, back, home) to navigate in Sedona and not the internet server controls.
- Be sure to change the password. It can be set to any 7 letters/numbers and does not have to be the same as any other ECU passwords.
- Provide information for the Member Profile. At a minimum, please include your ECU contact information and degrees earned. Be sure to indicate whether to allow colleagues to view your curriculum vitae which will be generated by the information in Sedona.
- Always use the green SAVE button after entering any information.
- Always enter new information from a item on the Sedona screen and not directly into a template. Information entered directly into the template will be lost.
- An introductory tutorial is available via “Demo” on the log in screen
- A tutorial on a specific topic within the zones can be accessed by clicking on the double arrow (>>) that appears when the cursor is placed on the topic. Not all topics have tutorials.
What not to enter:
- Do not enter your teaching schedule. This will be done by administration in a batch download.
- The teaching evaluation (SOIS) scores and grade spread are not to be included on Sedona for security reasons. Follow the instructions from your department chair for submitting SIOIS scores with the annual evaluation.
- Please assign proper order for the authors and associate each item with the appropriate academic year.
- You can cut and paste a publication or presentation item from another document into Sedona. Sign on to Sedona and access the correct screen to add the item. Also open the original document (e.g. existing vitae in WORD format). Switching between the two screens, copy one entry (e.g. article reference information) from the document; paste it into the ‘abstract’ space on the Sedona new publication screen. Next, cut and paste (or click and drag) the title to the title slot. Do likewise with the other information for that reference until the necessary information is completed. Don’t forget to delete any extra information from the abstract box. Click ‘SAVE’ at the top of the screen when finished.
- Academic year: When prompted to identify the “Academic Year’ for an item, this is actually identifying the annual report period for that item. Traditionally items (articles, presentations, services, etc.) which occurred between May 1 and April 30 of the following year are included in the academic year annual report.
- Journal title: Use the pull down menu for entering journal titles instead of typing in abbreviations. Additional journals can be added by selecting “Journal is not in list –Being petitioned” and completing the rest of the entry. Acceptance rate can be left blank. The faculty member will receive an automatic email from the department chair regarding a decision on the journal status.
- Teaching, Advising, Thesis/Dissertation Committees: All of these items should be entered under the TEACHING ACTIVITIES zone under ‘Teaching Activities’ and the menu for ‘Type of activity’.
- Committees: Formal department and college committees are entered by the department/college respectively. Faculty can enter other committees in the Service area. Examples might include search committees in other colleges/schools and university committees.
- Where do I put_______?: Questions on whether an item belongs under a certain heading or elsewhere should be addressed by the department chair. Chairs have always responded to such questions for annual reports and continue to be the source for that decision.