Following user feedback, a generic CPD log was developed on SOAR (in 2015) to support those without access to an electronic CPD logging system.
The CPD Log function on SOAR is generic and simple in nature, and is designed to link in with forthcoming appraisals. Below is a basic guide to help users better understand how the log works and the different fields available.
Use of the SOAR CPD Log is optional. If you already use an electronic log (e.g. College Portfolio systems), leave this section blank and export the log from whatever system you use and upload it as part of your Supporting Information to your appraisal (under Domain 1). You can also upload logs that are stored on a spreadsheet or Word document.
Access the CPD Log by logging in to SOAR and from the menu on the left, click on Form 3 > Domain 1 > CPD Log.
The CPD Log has three key functions:
CPD entries are displayed via the dropdown menu as illustrated in 2 above. Any items not yet submitted to an appraisal will have the status "Awaiting submission" and can be amended as required. When submitted, the status will change to "Submitted"; and if the appraisal is then signed off, the CPD entry will become archived to that appraisal and can be viewed via the dropdown menu in 2.
When adding CPD entries, you will be asked to associate each item with your forthcoming appraisal, unless one has not been arranged/added to SOAR.
If the dropdown menu shows that you have more than one open appraisal, please contact the helpdesk to confirm the status of your appraisal history. We will rectify this issue to avoid any confusion with your submissions.
You can add your reflections / learning on to individual CPD entries as you add them, or you can do a group / collective reflection in the comment boxes as illustrated in 3 above. The collective reflection is also associated with each appraisal submission (so will change according to the appraisal period selected in the dropdown menu in 2).
CPD entries are submitted to appraisals for sharing with Appraisers, just like PDP and all other pieces of supporting information.
This page was last updated on: 23/01/2018
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