Digital Measures has grown a lot in recent years—in fact, we ran out of space. Almost a year ago, we announced the construction of a new Digital Measures headquarters, and last week we took a tour of the final stages of construction. Here’s a sneak preview—we’re counting down and can’t wait to move in! Continue reading “New Office Update: The Countdown Is On!”
Volunteers from Digital Measures recently spent an afternoon weeding and staking tomato plants, moving the pipes used to water fields, and hoeing the broccoli patch at The Farm, The Hunger Task Force’s 200-acre farm in Franklin, Wis. There, a small staff supplemented by local volunteers tend crops to grow the fresh produce that Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force distributes to its local network of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Continue reading “DMers Tend Crops to Feed the Hungry in Milwaukee”
Once a quarter, the whole Digital Measures team comes together for an offsite event to get us out of our routines and into something surprising and fun. DMers have gone curling, cooked tapas, played maker’s golf and more. This time, we found ourselves at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. After a quick tour of the Rep’s three performance spaces and extensive backstage workshops, we spent the afternoon improvising together. We had a blast, and came away with some fresh ways to creatively collaborate. Continue reading “DMers Learn Improv Techniques for Creativity, Collaboration”
Great stories empower and inspire us, so they need to be shared! Which is why we’re excited to announce the theme for this year’s Digital Measures User Group 2017: Share Your Story. Whether you’ve done something innovative to achieve your university’s strategic objectives or used Activity Insight to measure the impact of your faculty and university, we want to hear your story—and help you tell it.
User Group 2017 is October 8-10 in Milwaukee. You can register here. Continue reading “User Group 2017: Share Your Story”
Reaching the official age of adulthood is a big milestone, and on Digital Measures 18th birthday, we have a lot to celebrate—from experience and expertise we gained through serving hundreds of universities to growing from a one-person entrepreneurial effort to a company with 60+ DMers. We’re also fortunate to have a bright future, from rolling out new features to moving into our new, larger headquarters later this summer. Here are some of the highlights we’re celebrating today. Continue reading “Digital Measures Turns 18!”
Sabbaticals are common practice in the academic world, but just 5 percent of companies provide paid sabbaticals, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2015 Employee Benefits Survey. At Digital Measures, we’re among the fortunate few, with a paid month-long sabbatical for every seven years of service. When Penny Curich, Quality Assurance Engineer, passed her seventh anniversary as a DMer, she set out to design a project for her sabbatical.
After considering several topics of interest to her, Curich developed a plan and took her sabbatical in April. During her month away, Curich authored software designed to make quality assurance testing more efficient. She recently shared her insights on planning and managing a sabbatical. Continue reading “DMer Sabbatical: Engineer Writes New Quality Assurance Testing Framework”
Milwaukee has been Digital Measures headquarters from day one and we appreciate the things that make our hometown special. That’s why DMers were eager to take the call for independent, commercial-free 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, answering phones for the station’s annual Spring Fund Drive. Continue reading “DMers Volunteer: Taking the Call for Radio Milwaukee”
Texas State University McCoy College of Business Administration used Activity Insight for 6 years before signing on for a campus-wide implementation in March 2016 with the immovable go live date of September 1, 2016. Whitten Smart, the school’s Supervisor of Learning Applications Solutions, shared the early steps of the university’s journey at our 2016 User Group. Here, Smart shares his thoughts on Texas State’s ongoing implementation and the recipe for success when implementing a faculty activity reporting solution. Continue reading “For Texas State, The Recipe for Success Starts with Support”
DMers work hard together and we take time to play together, too. Our first quarterly event of 2017 took us to Nine Below in Milwaukee, where teams of DMers created their own miniature golf greens. We chose location of the pin, set course boundaries and added obstacles—think Minecraft meets Caddyshack in a maker space where the objective is team bonding. Continue reading “Meet Team DM: DMers Play Maker’s Golf”
There’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!”