Sharing Our New Headquarters With Doors Open Milwaukee Visitors

Sharing Our New Headquarters With Doors Open Milwaukee Visitors

Digital Measures is proud to open our new headquarters on E. Buffalo Street to visitors for Doors Open Milwaukee, the annual two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history taking place September 23-24. It’s exciting to share our newly completed space in the Third Ward with our fellow Milwaukeeans.

Our offices are part of an addition to Milwaukee’s historic Mercantile Building, built in 1908 by Alfred Uihlein. “The new structure is a modern interpretation of the original building, which blends the two, but also represents the future of the Third Ward,” said Matt Bartel, Digital Measures CEO and founder. “Our employees, called DMers, provided input every step of the way in the thoughtful design of this space. Our new footprint takes into account the various ways people like to work, fostering interaction and creativity in a comfortable, light-filled environment. At the center of our space we’ve also incorporated a two-story custom wall with mugs representing each university campus visited by a DMer, a reminder of our clients who are at the heart of the work we do each day.”

A key goal of our modern workplace includes having everyone on the same floor to create a sense of home for all. You won’t find traditional conference rooms, as the design approach is more of a lounge with residential finishes .There are several collaboration areas and a rare wrap-around terrace for work and break time. The “Union” area is the hub of activity, anchored by our kitchen stocked with food and drink where people naturally bump into one another.

Our new space is one of 170 buildings throughout the city participating in Doors Open, which is put on by Historic Milwaukee. Doors Open sites include commercial properties, sacred spaces, apartment buildings, breweries, art galleries, community gardens and more stretching from downtown to the surrounding suburbs, and the neighborhoods between. In 2016, more than 30,000 visitors participated in the event, a number that’s expected to grow this year.

“The Third Ward has been our home since the beginning,” Bartel said. “We’re happy to participate in an event that showcases the architecture and community stories of Milwaukee’s downtown and raises awareness of the critical role design plays in a vibrant and livable city.”

There’s more information about the event here. We hope you’ll come to see our new headquarters, 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday!

Get Our Roadmap Story at User Group 2017

Get Our Roadmap Story at User Group 2017

People who attend User Group tell us that they really value learning from their peers in higher education—and they love being the first to learn about what’s on the horizon at Digital Measures. This year’s attendees have several chances to get our roadmap story and learn about Activity Insight, Workflow and what’s ahead for 2018.

DM Download with Matt Bartel

Every year, Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel shares his look at the current state of higher education and his vision for the company . He’ll discuss the opportunities that Digital Measures sees to provide universities with tools that allow you to effectively and accurately share your stories of individual and university accomplishment and impact.

Roadmap Retrospective

It’s been an exciting year of development and new releases at DM. In “Our 2017 Roadmap Story,” Product Management team lead Ella Ozier will share the new features and capabilities we’ve developed since User Group 2016, and how that impacts our colleagues Professor Harry Brown and Activity Insight Administrator Naiobi Richards at the fictional (but very relatable!) Your University. You will also meet a new Workflow Administrator at YourU.

Preview New Features

Choose one of three tracks during our DM Product Hour for a deeper dive into:

  • Reporting: How You Want It with self-service reporting tools
  • Transforming Processes With Workflow
  • Supporting AACSB’s Revised Standards

In each session, we will show you what DM has planned and you’ll have the opportunity to help us chart a course for the capabilities that will have the most impact for your university.

New This Year: Labs@DM

During breaks between sessions, visit Labs@DM and make your voice heard—you’ll have the chance to test drive new Activity Insight and Workflow features and give your feedback! (It’s fun, interactive and brief, so you won’t miss anything on the conference agenda.) Members of the Development team, Success Consultants and Technologists will also be available to talk about using these new capabilities at your institution.

It’s coming up soon, so don’t miss it! See the full agenda and register today for User Group 2017, October 8-10 in Milwaukee.

User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education

User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education

If you’re looking for one more great reason to attend User Group 2017, consider our keynote conversation with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday, October 9.  In an exclusive session for User Group attendees, Duncan will share stories of what it was like working with President Obama, his views on education today and his latest endeavors for making a difference in Chicago. Registrants will also have a chance to ask their questions during this fireside chat with Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel. Continue reading “User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education”

Collaboration Brings HeinOnline Citations to Activity Insight

Collaboration Brings HeinOnline Citations to Activity Insight

HeinOnline logoLaw schools and library users can now import legal citations from HeinOnline into Activity Insight, thanks to a collaboration inspired by a mutual client.

Kirby Fitch, Digital Measures Product Manager, took the call and proposed a solution: exporting HeinOnline citations as BibTeX files to import into Activity Insight. “This was a great opportunity to add yet another citation source to our data imports, which include Crossref, PubMed and Scopus,” Fitch said. Continue reading “Collaboration Brings HeinOnline Citations to Activity Insight”

Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017

Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017

2016 User Group fiestaAt User Group, our goal is to offer an equal dose of learning and fun. We’ve lined up a comprehensive agenda to ensure you learn the most you can from DMers and your colleagues. However, sometimes the chance to get social with your peers is just as valuable.

In addition to our evening events below, each day we made sure to include morning and afternoon breaks, as well as breakfast and lunch, as a time for you to network, meet with your consultant or take time for yourself. Continue reading “Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017”

4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success

4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success

Ah, September! Apples are ripening, students have returned to campus and it’s a great time for faculty and administration to begin the academic year with a renewed commitment to activity reporting best practices. Here are four tips and resources for faculty activity reporting success to help everyone on your team get the most from your faculty management system. Continue reading “4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success”

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!

digital measures mug wallA new mug is joining our mug wall! We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the rapidly growing list of 150+ university-wide clients that leverage Activity Insight to capture and report on faculty activities and accomplishments. UMD will also implement our completely rethought Workflow Module for Activity Insight to digitize campus processes such as annual faculty evaluations and promotion and tenure. Continue reading “Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!”

Talking Among Ourselves at DMer Lunches

Talking Among Ourselves at Lunch with DMers

Lunch with DMers
DMers Adrian Moreno, Engagement Consultant, left, Kate Kaczmarczik, Product Marketing Manager, and Andrew Wiech, Senior Engagement Consultant, on a recent Lunch with DMers.

Around noon on any given day at Digital Measures, you’ll find trios of DMers meeting up in the lobby to head out for “Lunch with DMers,” a tradition that developed as our company grew big enough that we don’t all work with everyone on the team every day.

The rules are simple: each month, choose two other DMers with whom don’t directly work and eat lunch together offsite—DM picks up the tab. DMers pop into our lively #lunchwithdmers Slack channel to connect with colleagues looking for lunch partners.

“The goal here is to give you an opportunity to connect with people that you don’t really interact with , outside of monthly meetings,” said Katelynn Schneider, Human Resources Manager. “These lunches don’t have an agenda, just some suggested questions to get the conversation started.” Continue reading “Talking Among Ourselves at Lunch with DMers”

Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017

Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017

Measuring institutional effectiveness and moving the needle on strategic priorities are top of mind for provosts and deans. Learn how to use faculty activity reporting software to assess success, promote continuous improvement, measure impact and drive decision making with data at User Group 2017, October 8-10 in Milwaukee. Here’s just a sample of the 16-plus presentations by universities using faculty activity data to drive progress toward the mission: Continue reading “Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017”

3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software

3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software

When correctly implemented, faculty activity reporting software is a win-win for faculty and university administrators alike, capturing accomplishments so they can be shared with a wide range of stakeholders, from legislators, accreditors and alumni to prospective students and faculty. The willingness of faculty to support and use this type of software is essential to success. Here are three tips for engaging faculty in the joint project of implementing a faculty activity database. Continue reading “3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software”