Category: University

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”

Extension and Activity Insight with University of Maryland and Utah State University

One of the great things about Activity Insight is that universities can use the system to fulfill a wide range of data tracking and reporting needs. For universities that have extension programs, Activity Insight has proven to be an excellent resource.

Our recent User Group session covered this topic, led by Teresa McCoy, Assistant Director of Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Maryland, and Peter Crosby, Data Analyst at Utah State University. This blog will examine each university’s journey with Activity Insight and how it benefitted their extension program needs. Continue reading “Extension and Activity Insight with University of Maryland and Utah State University”

Creating a Successful Project Team

Choosing a faculty activity reporting solution is a big decision. And it’s common that universities underestimate the resources that go into implementing, maintaining and maximizing the potential of their system. That’s why a project team should be involved from the very beginning. A project team will increase your university’s success with adoption, help faculty realize the value of the system and ensure that no one is overwhelmed with the responsibility of launching the solution. Here are a few things to think about to ensure you build a successful project team.
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3 Ways a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution Streamlines Faculty Reviews

Annual reviews: what does this process look like on your campus today? It can be time-consuming and tedious, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that a faculty activity reporting solution can help your university address these inefficiencies. Continue reading “3 Ways a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution Streamlines Faculty Reviews”

3 Best Practices for Training New Faculty

Launch is over. And your faculty activity reporting solution is all set-up and faculty are trained. But what about faculty who join your university moving forward? Every good implementation includes a plan to train and on-board faculty post-launch. Here are some tips to guarantee that new faculty know everything they need to know about your faculty activity reporting solution.   Continue reading “3 Best Practices for Training New Faculty”

What Would Your Faculty Do With More Time?

Faculty activity reporting is our specialty. And from our research, we know that everyone across the university spends a lot of time collecting and capturing information to position their faculty in the best light. However, manual processes and lack of centralized information put universities at a disadvantage. Continue reading “What Would Your Faculty Do With More Time?”

Capture Faculty Information Once, Use it Infinitely

A faculty activity reporting solution can drive efficiency for both your administrators and faculty. But don’t take our word for it, hear from your peers about how a faculty activity reporting solution can benefit your university. Not only do administrators gain fast access to accurate information regarding faculty’s teaching, research and service activities; but faculty benefit from only having to capture their activity information once. The data collected in the system can be leveraged for numerous campus initiatives—from accreditation and university promotion to conducting yearly performance evaluations and attracting new faculty members and so much more.  Continue reading “Capture Faculty Information Once, Use it Infinitely”

How Valdosta State University Created Innovative Data Integrations

Courses. Accomplishments. Grants. Impact. Engagement. Looking at the day-to-day of any university, there is a lot of information created and that information can be hard to collect and leverage. From multiple sources to multiple systems, it can be difficult to uncover what you need. To centralize all of their teaching, research and service activities, Valdosta State University (VSU) has implemented an innovative method for ensuring all of their information is captured in their faculty activity reporting solution. Using campus-wide data integrations at their university, VSU is able to see a comprehensive picture and uncover valuable insight from faculty activities while streamlining the data entry process for administrators and faculty alike.   Continue reading “How Valdosta State University Created Innovative Data Integrations”

How Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Approaches Faculty Activity Reporting

Are you using a faculty activity reporting solution? There are many challenges that universities face in trying to capture their faculty activity information and any good faculty activity reporting solution will recognize these and accommodate a process to resolve them. Every school and university has unique needs, and good faculty activity reporting software should be flexible enough to ensure that the data entry process can be fine-tuned to fit each of entities. During a recent interview, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine shared some insight into the medical school landscape, how faculty function as doctors and teachers, how they capture information and so much more.  Continue reading “How Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Approaches Faculty Activity Reporting”

7 Things Our Clients Love About Our User Group

Be a part of our fourth annual User Group meeting. This year’s theme is Making an Impact— experience a forum for new ideas, engaging dialogue and actionable takeaways for transforming your campus. Whether you’re new to Activity Insight or a veteran user, learn from your peers, be inspired and have fun! Here’s what some of our past attendees had to say.
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