Business Schools Lead the Way to Campus-wide Faculty Activity Reporting

Business Schools Lead the Way to Campus-wide Faculty Activity Reporting

Implementing faculty activity reporting software can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re considering a campus-wide implementation. Fortunately for many universities, business schools often lead the way on faculty activity reporting, which can smooth the path of a wider rollout. In fact, in 2016, more than one-third of campus-wide Activity Insight implementations began with using it in the business school first.

Building on Success

Business schools often implement Activity Insight to prepare for the rigorous reporting required for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. This reporting demonstrates the value of faculty activity reporting and how it can benefit the whole institution. Continue reading “Business Schools Lead the Way to Campus-wide Faculty Activity Reporting”

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Alabama

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Alabama!

university of alabama mugThere’s a new mug on our Digital Measures mug wall! We are pleased to announce that the University of Alabama (UA) has joined the rapidly growing number of universities using Activity Insight university-wide to capture and report on faculty activities and accomplishments. UA will also implement our new Workflow Module for Activity Insight to digitize promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests and more. Continue reading “Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Alabama!”

Presidential Higher Ed Facts for Presidents Day

Presidential Higher Ed Facts for Presidents Day

For nearly 500 years, higher education has been part of the fabric of what is now the United States. On Presidents Day, we thought it would be fun to take a look at higher ed as experienced and influenced by George Washington and his successors. Enjoy!

Student Outcomes

Nearly 75 percent of U.S. presidents graduated from college. Notable exceptions include Abraham Lincoln, whose great erudition belied his single year of formal education at any level, and George Washington, whose college education was cut short by his father’s death. Continue reading “Presidential Higher Ed Facts for Presidents Day”

Client Success Defines Digital Measures Service Model

Client Success Defines Digital Measures Service Model

The right faculty activity reporting solution can transform the way universities collect information and report on faculty achievements. But as with any enterprise software, implementation and ongoing support are the pivotal elements that make the difference. While working for nearly two decades with universities large and small, we have identified the phases of implementation universities experience, and the best ways to support you at each phase of the journey. It’s the foundation of our proven service model for Activity Insight and the Digital Measures difference. Continue reading “Client Success Defines Digital Measures Service Model”

Solve 4 Major Challenges with Faculty Activity Reporting

Solve 4 Major Challenges with Faculty Activity Reporting

Universities that haven’t yet implemented a comprehensive faculty activity reporting solution face some major challenges. If you’re still gathering faculty activity data the old fashioned way—with repeated requests to faculty for often the same information, and information that disappears into someone’s personal computer, filing cabinet or binder—you could benefit from faculty activity reporting software in four important ways.

1. Showcase Your Most Important Asset—Your Faculty

Faculty at your university are accomplishing great things—from publishing research to consulting, to presenting at conferences, to performing valuable service activities. But without a central repository of information on faculty’s accomplishments, it’s hard for universities to showcase them. Continue reading “Solve 4 Major Challenges with Faculty Activity Reporting”

Make Informed Decisions with Faculty Activity Data

Make Informed Decisions With Faculty Activity Data

The position of university provost has never been more challenging—or more pivotal. The provost sets priorities, assembles the resources to effect change, and accounts to a multitude of stakeholders within the university and outside of it. From ensuring academic quality to achieving strategic goals, a provost’s responsibilities require substantial amounts of data to make informed decisions. In the corporate world, decision makers designate and rely on a “single source of truth,” defined as the one source of data that everyone in a company agrees is the real, trusted numbers for operating data. For a corporation, that data often comes from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. For a university, that data can be gathered and analyzed in the right faculty activity reporting system. Continue reading “Make Informed Decisions With Faculty Activity Data”

Calculate Your Faculty Activity Reporting Time Savings

How Much Time Can the Right FAR Solution Save Your University?

How much time does your university spend on reporting? When you consider the range of reporting requirements and requests, the resources spent finding, compiling and calculating information for your many stakeholders can be staggering. Reporting touches every aspect of the university—faculty, extension staff, chairs, deans, administrative staff, the institutional research team and the provost’s office. And the minutes add up fast.

The right faculty activity reporting solution brings together a wide range of institutional data into one central information source and makes it easy to query that data. It also provides a range of reporting options: Continue reading “How Much Time Can the Right FAR Solution Save Your University?”

5 reasons universities love activity insight

Why Universities Choose Activity Insight

The right faculty activity reporting solution transforms how you leverage your faculty’s accomplishments, from automatically updated faculty web profiles through continuous improvement in pursuit of strategic goals

You don’t have to take our word for it—here are a few reasons why our university partners choose Activity Insight.
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Implementing On-demand Reporting in Support of Continuous Improvement with FSU

Implementing On-demand Reporting in Support of Continuous Improvement with FSU

What’s the best way to transform your institution? It all begins with good data—just ask Jon Young, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Fayetteville State University (FSU). The University’s focus on continuous improvement increased degree productivity from 15 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2015. The American Council on Education (ACE) recognized this achievement with its 2016 Award for Institutional Transformation for schools with more than 5,000 students. FSU’s early efforts relied on imperfect data sets and laborious hand tabulation, but implementing on-demand reporting from Activity Insight has transformed FSU’s efforts. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Implementing On-demand Reporting in Support of Continuous Improvement with FSU”

dmer coffee data

Brewing Up DMer Coffee Data

dmer coffeeEver wondered what drives innovation at Digital Measures? Our clients, of course—you inspire us to make faculty activity reporting easier, faster and more versatile. But our fuel of choice for the task? Coffee.

DMers’ coffee obsession shows in everything from our signature mugs to our  #coffee channel on Slack. We even have coffee commandments such as: “If thou drinkst the last of the coffee, thou shalt brew a new pot unless it is after 3pm.”

So here’s a freshly brewed cup of DMer coffee data. Continue reading “Brewing Up DMer Coffee Data”