DOF DropBox Instructions

All forms and supporting documents should be submitted to the DOF DropBox as described below.

Note: The DOF DropBox is a document exchange area designed to allow departments to send folders with documents for the DOF and allow the DOF to send documents to departments.  It is not an area to store documents; ideally it should be empty every morning. Access to the DOFdropbox is set up in such a way that you can see the content of your own folders, but not any other folder.

Electronic Submission Instructions:

  • PC users should map the following shared drive.  We recommend checking the "Reconnect at sign-in" box:


    Mac users should connect to the server vis the path below:


    If you need help with mapping the shared drive please ask your SCAD for assistance. 

  • To submit documents to DOF create a folder on your desktop using this naming convention: XXX-Actions where XXX is your department's three letter abbreviation (Example: ANT-Actions)
  • Within the department folder, XXX-Actions, create a subfolder for each person/action naming it as follows:
    where Specific Action can be, for example, New Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, Termination, etc.
    (Example subfolder names: SmithJohn-Promotion, SmithJohn-NewAppointment)
  • Place signed and scanned forms and all required supporting documents in corresponding subfolders.

    Note: All documents should be submitted as PDF files (or scanned as PDF if the original document is provided on paper) with the exception of forms that should be scanned as image files (JPEG, TIFF) after they are downloaded from the DOF website, filled out, and signed by Department Chair

    Every form and every required supporting document must be submitted as a separate file with a name reflecting corresponding checklist item

    Note: The Search Report Form as any other form should be signed and scanned as an image file.  All supporting documents for search report form can be combined into a single pdf file.

  • When you are ready to submit your department's documents to the Dean of the Faculty, drop the XXX-Actions folder in the DOF DropBox shared drive.
    For confidentiality reasons and to ensure proper submission please do not place any document outside of your XXX-Actions folder in the DOF DropBox.

    See example submission with screen shots

  • You will know that your documents have been received when we remove your XXX-Actions folder from the DOFdropbox. We will remove them daily.You may submit them as often as you need. 
  • If you need to submit another set of actions, but we have not yet removed your previously submitted XXX-Actions folder, please use the same rules, but name your new folder XXX-Actions-1, 2, etc.
  • If you need to resubmit some missing documents, use the same folder structure, but submit only the missing documents.  In this case it will be helpful if you have emplid in filename so  missing documents can be easily added to the previously submitted package
  • Make sure documents are not sideways when you scan them.  If they are printed landscape, then they need to be scanned landscape.
  • Try to minimize scanning, request documents electronically when possible and convert to PDF.

Please feel free to send us questions via our online form.