Samantha Santos

Content Marketing Specialist

Samantha Santos works on all things content at Digital Measures. She's passionate about words and all things health. She’s an experienced writer having been involved with multiple tech companies and enjoys travel, cooking and time with her new husband.

Recent Posts by Samantha Santos:

Collaborating Through Separate Implementations with the University of Oklahoma

Implementing new software always brings its share of positive change, insights and, of course, a few challenges. Two campuses at the University of Oklahoma implemented Activity Insight separately, but collaborated through the process. In this blog, we’ll discuss how both implementations benefited from the collaboration. Continue reading “Collaborating Through Separate Implementations with the University of Oklahoma”

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”

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”

Letting the Data Tell its Own Story with Radford University

In this blog we’ll be recapping a session from our recent User Group, presented by Susan Van Patten, Professor and Director of Faculty Development, and Charley Cosmato, Director for Innovative Teaching and Learning, both at Radford University. The session, titled Letting the Data Tell its Own Story: What to Do When Your Category Assumptions are “Wrong,” focused on uncategorized and unstructured data in Activity Insight, and what to do with it. Continue reading “Letting the Data Tell its Own Story with Radford University”

Utilizing Additional Features in Activity Insight to Gain Faculty Buy-In with University of South Dakota

As we mentioned in our last blog, we’re spending some time highlighting a few of the sessions from our recent User Group—an event where hundreds of Activity Insight users descended on Milwaukee to share insights and learn strategies to take back to their institutions.

In this blog we’re highlighting a session presented by Lindsay Hayes of University of South Dakota: Utilizing Additional Features in Activity Insight to Gain Faculty Buy-In. So if you weren’t able to make this year’s User Group, or you just missed this particular session, read on for a summary of the excellent information Lindsay shared. Continue reading “Utilizing Additional Features in Activity Insight to Gain Faculty Buy-In with University of South Dakota”

Life After Implementation with American Public University System

We recently wrapped up our 2016 User Group. Hundreds of our clients from universities around the world joined us in Milwaukee to share best practices about our flagship product, Activity Insight, learn from each other and get actionable advice they could take back to their campus.

In case you weren’t able to make it this year (or if you were in a different session at the time!), we’ll be writing about these presentations in the coming weeks. In this blog, we’re discussing “Life After Implementation,” presented by Mauricia Blackwell, senior manager of faculty data research at American Public University System. Continue reading “Life After Implementation with American Public University System”

The Ins and Outs of Penn State’s Oversight Committee

There is no one way to implement a faculty activity reporting solution on campus. But some universities have found a methodology that works for them. In the case of Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), having an Oversight Committee involved in anything and everything to do with faculty activity reporting has proven to be beneficial. For Penn State, the Oversight Committee has become a collective way to address any issues as well as discuss specific challenges and successes. During a recent conversation, Penn State shared how an Oversight Committee has played an integral part in the successful adoption of Activity Insight at their university. Continue reading “The Ins and Outs of Penn State’s Oversight Committee”

Meet Team DM: Our Annual Family Event

“We all work together like a big family.” Our DMers work hard and take pride in being a part of Digital Measures. As we continue to grow, we value being able to become friends and a work family. Every quarter, all DMers are invited to a gathering to do just that—this time around it was our annual Family Event to cap off the summer. Continue reading “Meet Team DM: Our Annual Family Event”

How Western Washington University is Preparing for AACSB Accreditation

A faculty activity reporting solution can not only transform the way you leverage your faculty’s activities and accomplishments; it can also play a pivotal role in the accreditation process. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is instrumental for business schools to attract the best students and faculty—but the process can be long, complicated and demanding of faculty and staff. Continue reading “How Western Washington University is Preparing for AACSB Accreditation”