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Congratulations to Our Clients Who Were Recognized as AACSB Influential Leaders

Last week, we attended the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Annual Accreditation Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Part of the agenda at the conference was the “Influential Leaders Recognition” in which AACSB shared some of the success stories of business school faculty and graduates from around the world. Continue reading “Congratulations to Our Clients Who Were Recognized as AACSB Influential Leaders”

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DMers Around the World

One of our core values at Digital Measures is to ensure that our DMers have the opportunity to evolve continuously. In an effort to enable DMers to immerse themselves in new and different opportunities, we encourage DMers to travel. We believe that travel makes you richer in cultural understanding, is valuable to personal growth and lends itself to creativity in the workplace. Here are a few travel stories from our DMers and how their experiences around the world changed them personally. Continue reading “DMers Around the World”

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Our Evening Events Line-Up at User Group 2016

Students are back on campus and the new academic year is underway. As your teaching, research and service activities ramp back up, we are getting ready to welcome you to Milwaukee to share the latest and greatest in faculty activity reporting. Every October, we host our annual conference: User Group. With engaging content and unique evening events, you’re sure to get an equal dose of learning and fun. Continue reading “Our Evening Events Line-Up at User Group 2016”

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Why the University of Iowa is Moving to a Central Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

With a faculty activity reporting solution, universities are able to capture and leverage all of their faculty information to tell their unique story. In the case of University of Iowa, telling each university’s story came at the college level with a custom instance of their faculty activity reporting solution for each college. After years of capturing data this way, the University of Iowa decided that a merger of all of their instances would be beneficial at both the college and university level. During a recent conversation, the University of Iowa shared lessons learned from their experience. Continue reading “Why the University of Iowa is Moving to a Central Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”

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4 Considerations When Managing User Access and Restrictions

You’ve spent some time creating and updating user accounts. And you’ve updated the administrative information about your faculty. Now it’s time to think about which access and restrictions to apply to ensure that the right faculty see the right information. Which records should faculty be able to edit? Which should faculty only be able to view? Have the peace of mind knowing that your faculty activity information is accessible yet secure. Here are four things to think about when determining access and restrictions. Continue reading “4 Considerations When Managing User Access and Restrictions”

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2 Strategies for Updating Yearly Data Records for the Upcoming Academic Year

In our first blog post this month we focused on the importance of creating and updating user accounts. For the second part of this three-part series, we’ll focus on updating the administrative information about your faculty. Now that you ensured that your faculty and administrators have access to the system, you should spend some time reviewing your administrative records. Continue reading “2 Strategies for Updating Yearly Data Records for the Upcoming Academic Year”

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3 Best Practices for Creating and Managing Users

With the onset of a new academic year, your new course material is ready and students are trickling back onto campus. But have you checked in on your faculty activity reporting solution since last year? Now may be the right time to ensure everything is in line. The first thing to think about is user access. Do new faculty have access? Have you disabled the accounts for retired faculty? Is the basic information for these users up-to-date? Here are three best practices for creating and managing users in your faculty activity reporting solution. Continue reading “3 Best Practices for Creating and Managing Users”

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Cornell University Streamlines Faculty Activity Reporting

From annual reviews to accreditation, there are many internal processes on campus that rely on accurate faculty activity information. Universities are looking for ways to streamline faculty activity activity reporting, yet each has a different approach for exactly how they achieve this critical process. To establish a proficient method at their university, Cornell University (Cornell) decided to implement Activity Insight from Digital Measures. Using a common solution across a number of schools on campus enabled a much more efficient method for collecting, aggregating and reporting on faculty accomplishments. Continue reading “Cornell University Streamlines Faculty Activity Reporting”

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11 Considerations When Choosing a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

Before choosing a faculty activity reporting solution, you will spend some time evaluating the system to ensure that it meets all of your needs. The evaluation process should be thorough. Think beyond just your surface needs and get down to the details. Ask yourself: What are the needs of each academic unit? Which stakeholders are involved across campus (institutional research, provost’s office, IT, associate deans, department chairs, faculty and more)? Once you’ve thought about that, consider these eleven points. Continue reading “11 Considerations When Choosing a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”

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4 Best Practices for Working with a Data Entry Team

One of the first hesitations when implementing a faculty activity reporting solution is wondering how all of your faculty information is going to get into the system. There are a number of data entry options: enter it yourself, assign the task to administrative staff, ask faculty members to do it or enlist the help of students or hired data entry workers. Here are some best practices—resulting from our own experiences and those of your peers—for doing just that. Continue reading “4 Best Practices for Working with a Data Entry Team”