Skip to Main Content

Experts Directory: Professional Activities

Professional Activities are entered manually. These include awards, service, memberships in professional organizations and professional development. For a full listing of types and how they should be used, please see Professional Activity Definitions. For help placing an activity, see What Goes Where?

How to Add a Professional Activity

  1. From your Homepage iconHomepage, look for + ADD NEW  at the bottom left of Professional activities.
    • Screenshot of homepage with Add New highlighted
  2. A window of options will appear. Choose the Activity Type that you'd like to add. Click here for a full list of activity types with definitions. For help selecting an activity type, please see, What Goes Where?
    • Screenshot of add new professional activity window
  3. The following steps use the activity type Membership: Committee as an example
    1. The fields marked with a red asterisk are required. For example, a start date is always required.
    2. Click the question mark on the right to get more information about how to enter data in that field.
      • Screenshot of Committee Name field with help icon
    3. In the Organization field, start typing the name of the institution. A list will appear. For OSU Stillwater committees, type OSU, then select Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (OSU). You do not have to fill out all the fields in this section. Don't forget to click the Add button to save.
      • Screenshot of Add Membership: Committee with Organization Dropdown highlighted
    4. At the bottom of the form is an area called Additional Information. Click the plus to expand it. Here you can enter the URL of your committee, if applicable.
  4. Be sure to click Save when you have finished entering text. You can edit the activity later if you need to make changes.
  5. For help or to suggest improvements, please Contact Support.



Labels are useful for recording the scope of extension and engagement for an activity. Please consider applying these labels even if your activity is not officially associated with the OSU Extension.


How to Add Labels to Activities

Click Labels located below any publication or activity record,

  • Screenshot of Labels tab

Then click the pencil icon to add a label.

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels with pencil edit icon highlighted

In the box that pops up, start typing one of the available labels below. You must click Add to save the label.

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels Search

  • Screenshot of Extension & Engagement Labels add button


Extension & Engagement Labels

Add the Extension & Engagement Labels below to any publication, professional activity, grant, or teaching activity. Select as many as apply.

Engagement Type

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Participatory
  • Community Research
  • Extension
  • Service Learning
  • Study Abroad
  • Study Away

University Scope

  • Department
  • College
  • University
  • OSU System
  • Regents

External Scope

  • Local Organization
  • Industry
  • City
  • Multi-city
  • County
  • Multi-county
  • State
  • Multi-state
  • Regional
  • National
  • Tribal Nations
  • International