Tag: faculty activity reporting

Streamlining HLC Reporting with Pittsburg State University

For Pittsburg State University in Kansas, success in streamlining HLC reporting began with implementing a faculty activity reporting solution campus-wide. Jan Smith, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Pitt State, and Stacy Becker, Digital Measures Senior Engagement Consultant and Client Success Manager, presented Pitt State’s success story at the recent Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago. In a previous post, they discussed implementing FAR. Here, Smith and Becker discuss collaborating to create HLC reporting for Pitt State which evolved into HLC reports available to all universities using Activity Insight in the HLC region. Continue reading “Streamlining HLC Reporting with Pittsburg State University”

Change Management Ensures FAR Success with Pittsburg State University

For Pittsburg State University (Pitt State) in Kansas, change management ensured buy-in and faculty activity reporting (FAR) success when the university rolled out a solution used by its Kelce College of Business to the rest of the campus. Jan Smith, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Pitt State, and Stacy Becker, Digital Measures Senior Engagement Consultant and Client Success Manager, presented Pitt State’s story at the recent Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago. The university’s success with managing faculty activity reporting also included streamlining the university’s HLC reporting. Here, Smith and Becker share Pitt State’s FAR journey; in our next post, they’ll discuss the collaboration to create HLC reports – a project which evolved to make a suite of reports available to all universities using Activity Insight in the HLC region. Continue reading “Change Management Ensures FAR Success with Pittsburg State University”

Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 2

The data needed to support strategic initiatives and measure a university’s institutional effectiveness come from many places, including faculty. So when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) set its Top Tier initiative in place, it turned to Digital Measures Activity Insight  software for the faculty activity data needed to support its long-term goals, including boosting its Carnegie classification in research from R2 to R1 and achieving the Carnegie Engagement classification. Tondra De, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at UNLV, and David Sarnowski, Digital Measures Engagement Consultant, discussed how faculty activity data supports strategic initiatives at UNLV during the recent AIR Forum in Washington, D.C.

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at UNLV’s history of faculty activity reporting, Top Tier initiative and partnership with Digital Measures. Here, the conversation continues, exploring the value of faculty activity data, gaining faculty buy-in and how UNLV’s faculty data support the university’s strategic decisions. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 2”

Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 1

The data needed to support strategic initiatives and measure a university’s institutional effectiveness come from many places, including faculty. So when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) set its Top Tier initiative in place, it turned to Digital Measures Activity Insight  software for the faculty activity data needed to support its long-term goals, including boosting its Carnegie classification in research from R2 to R1 and achieving the Carnegie Engagement classification. Tondra De, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at UNLV, and David Sarnowski, Digital Measures Engagement Consultant, discussed how faculty activity data supports strategic initiatives at UNLV during the recent AIR Forum in Washington, D.C.

In Part 1 of this series, we’ll look at UNLV’s history of faculty activity reporting, Top Tier initiative and partnership with Digital Measures. Next time, we’ll discuss the value of faculty activity data, gaining faculty buy-in and supporting your institution’s big picture decisions. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 1”

6 Things to Know Before You Launch Faculty Activity Reporting Software

Faculty activity reporting software is an important investment for your university, so you want to prepare yourself to make the most of it from the moment you sign on. Asking your stakeholders some key questions sets the stage for successful implementation and meeting your institution’s objectives  on schedule. Here are six things to know before you launch faculty activity reporting software. Continue reading “6 Things to Know Before You Launch Faculty Activity Reporting Software”

7 Ways Faculty Activity Reporting Benefits Faculty

Universities embrace faculty activity reporting (FAR) software for its many reporting capabilities, easing everything from compiling faculty accomplishments and measuring impacts to accreditation reporting and faculty reviews. But what about you, the folks who have to enter that information into the system? FAR software companies know that there should be something in it for the faculty whose activities and accomplishments comprise the system. Here are seven ways that faculty activity reporting benefits faculty. Continue reading “7 Ways Faculty Activity Reporting Benefits Faculty”

Before & After Implementing Faculty Activity Reporting Software

The right faculty activity reporting solution allows you to capture faculty data once and use it again and again for many needs, from faculty CVs to accreditation reporting.

But have you ever wondered if faculty activity reporting solutions live up to their promise? Here, your university peers share:

  • The types of challenges that universities like yours faced before implementing Activity Insight on their campus
  • How life has changed on campus since putting Activity Insight into place
  • The efficiencies and insight gained by making this change

 

 

Multiply FAR Efficiencies With Workflow

The right faculty activity reporting solution makes collecting and reporting information on faculty accomplishments and impacts vastly more efficient. In fact, Activity Insight’s promise is “Capture data once, use it infinitely.” So instead of digging through file cabinets and ring binders for the same information—again—faculty enter data once, building a body of information tailored to your university’s known reporting requirements. And that data can be queried, so if the media or a legislator call looking for a particular bit of information, it’s just a few clicks away. Now, you can multiply the efficiencies of faculty activity reporting by digitizing your processes with the new Workflow Module for Activity Insight. Continue reading “Multiply FAR Efficiencies With Workflow”

For Texas State, The Recipe for Success Starts with Support

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”

3 Best Practices for Creating and Managing Users

Managing users throughout the academic year is an important practice to ensure that reports from your faculty activity reporting system are always current. Make certain that your newest faculty can input their teaching, publication, research and service activities and faculty who have retired or left the institution no longer appear on your reports. We’ve outlined three best practices that can help you this this task.

1) Create and Update Users on a Schedule

The exact point during the academic year to create and update the users in your faculty activity reporting solution will vary from university to university. For example, you might schedule adding and updating users at the outset of the academic year, as well as the beginning of each quarter. Choose timing that works for your university calendar, then set a routine of managing user records at those intervals. Adhering to a user maintenance schedule ensures that your faculty activity reporting remains current, allowing accurate reporting regardless of the time of year. This is helpful for accreditation and ad hoc reporting, which may not coincide with annual reviews or promotion and tenure. Continue reading “3 Best Practices for Creating and Managing Users”