Category: User Group

Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017

To get the full benefit of a faculty activity reporting system, you need help from your most important asset, your faculty. After all, their activities and accomplishments define your university. User Group 2017 is less than two months away, and our agenda is jam-packed with informative presentations by your university peers, including several with success in encouraging faculty to embrace Activity Insight and steer its use. Register today to take part in these faculty-focused sessions: Continue reading “Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017”

Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation

Accrediting bodies develop criteria for evaluating universities and programs, and conduct peer reviews to assess whether or not those criteria are met. According to the Department of Education, the goal of accreditation is to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality in what they are delivering to students. Federal financial aid and employer tuition reimbursement are tied to accreditation, so it’s vital for recruiting and retaining students and faculty. But preparing the reports required by accreditors is a painful process, especially if you’re working from paper or spreadsheets. It doesn’t have to be—the right faculty activity reporting software eases accreditation. Here’s how. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation”

User Group 2017 Agenda Is Now Available!

Our agenda for User Group 2017 Share Your Story is now available! This year’s roster is filled with remarkable success stories and best practices of more than a dozen of your university peers. And every second of our programming is devoted to helping you drive results in ways that didn’t seem possible.

In addition to our usual client-focused content, you won’t want to miss our Keynote speaker, former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan in an exclusive presentation for User Group attendees.

Of course, we’ll also have our CEO and Founder Matt Bartel’s DM Download to kick off the conference and exciting sessions that explore what’s next from our Product Management team.

Past attendees tell us how instrumental User Group is for networking with colleagues and bringing back actionable takeaways to their campus.

Want to set your university up for success with Activity Insight? Don’t miss User Group 2017 to learn and get inspired! Take a look at what we have in store this year, then register today!

A Strong User Community Supports Client Success

As consumers, we have an amazing array of user communities where we can connect with others to share best practices, success stories, pro tips, development ideas and—of course—their questions. Think Nike, with its apps for runners and other athletes, or the way Playstation facilitates interaction among users. The best tech companies do this as well, including the SAP Community Network and VMware’s support of local user groups and conferences. A strong user community supports client success: here’s how we cultivate relationships with and among Activity Insight users. Continue reading “A Strong User Community Supports Client Success”

Former U.S. Secretary of Education to Present Keynote at User Group 2017

We’re excited to announce the keynote speaker for User Group 2017, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Duncan served under President Barack Obama from 2009 through 2015, making major strides in our country’s system. Duncan’s tenure as secretary was marked by a number of significant accomplishments on behalf of American students and teachers, including funding for 325,000 teaching jobs, boosting the number of young Americans attending college and receiving postsecondary degrees and reforming student loans, among many others. Prior to being appointed the Secretary of Education he was the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools.

A native of Chicago, Duncan is currently managing partner at Emerson Collective, working with entrepreneurs to provide jobs and training in underprivileged neighborhoods as a way to attack the city’s crime epidemic. He is also a distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

In an exclusive presentation for User Group attendees on Monday, October 9, Duncan will provide his outlook on education today. How do you inspire change and measure its impact? Learn how to evaluate changes your university implements so your campus can write its own stories of success.

We hope you’ll join us for User Group 2017—click here to register.

User Group 2017: Share Your Story

2016 user group presenterGreat 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”

Making an Impact: 2016 User Group Recap

Last week we teased you with the highlights from Making an Impact-User Group 2016, so today we’ll share a recap. With just three days left for our User Group 2017 Pre-Sale ticket pricing, this is the perfect time to get a close-up look at the event, and what you can expect this October.2016 User Group fiesta

Representatives from more than 100 institutions, 39 states and three different countries made the trip to our home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for our 2016 event held October 9 through 11.

A number of clients arrived early to attend Sunday’s Fast Track to Activity Insight training. After a day-long learning session on key functionality of the system, 50 Activity Insight administrators passed the test and earned their well-deserved certification! Continue reading “Making an Impact: 2016 User Group Recap”

Get Ready for UG17 with User Group 2016 Highlights!

We wanted to make your New Year’s resolution easy this year—resolve to attend User Group 2017!  We’ve extended our Pre-Sale tickets until January 15. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the lowest General Admission price of the year.

Join us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 8-10, 2017 for our fifth annual User Group conference. We’re excited for new content, networking with DMers and your peers and an equal dose of fun at great Milwaukee venues. We know it’s early so if you need to make changes to your registration don’t worry we’ll be here to help. To learn more, visit our full event site.

Need some motivation? Watch our User Group 2016 highlights!

Getting Down to Business with AACSB, with Johns Hopkins University & California State University, Los Angeles

At our recent User Group, two universities shared their experience using Activity Insight to streamline the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process. This session was presented by Frederick San Mateo, Senior Business Analyst at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and Erin Doolittle, Special Projects Manager at the College of Business & Economics in California State University, Los Angeles. Continue reading “Getting Down to Business with AACSB, with Johns Hopkins University & California State University, Los Angeles”

Leveraging Activity Insight for Measuring Impact with Purdue University

Purdue University College of Agriculture’s shared their experience with leveraging Activity Insight to measure impacts at our recent User Group meeting. Team members Dawn Parks, assistant director of sponsored programs, Julie Huetteman, strategic initiatives coordinator, and Alee Gunderson, associate data analyst, discussed their efforts to measure the impact of the College of Agriculture’s faculty, staff and Extension programs on the community. Continue reading “Leveraging Activity Insight for Measuring Impact with Purdue University”