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”
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.
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”
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”