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:

Creating Goals to Accelerate the Usage of Your Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

Before you roll out your faculty activity reporting solution, you should spend some time thinking about your goals. Every good system requires a good plan behind it. And now’s the time to think beyond the standard “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” and to think deeper than “I want all faculty using the system for annual reviews.” Here are some tips on what to do to guarantee that you create measurable objectives that align with the overall goals for your faculty activity reporting solution. Continue reading “Creating Goals to Accelerate the Usage of Your Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”

3 Ways a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution Streamlines Faculty Reviews

Annual reviews: what does this process look like on your campus today? It can be time-consuming and tedious, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that a faculty activity reporting solution can help your university address these inefficiencies. Continue reading “3 Ways a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution Streamlines Faculty Reviews”

3 Best Practices for Training New Faculty

Launch is over. And your faculty activity reporting solution is all set-up and faculty are trained. But what about faculty who join your university moving forward? Every good implementation includes a plan to train and on-board faculty post-launch. Here are some tips to guarantee that new faculty know everything they need to know about your faculty activity reporting solution.   Continue reading “3 Best Practices for Training New Faculty”

3 Tips for Gaining Faculty Buy-In for a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

You know it all too well, you need information from your faculty and then you have to go track it down. You make many requests for information (often the same types of information) to your faculty every year. But there’s a way to change that: a faculty activity reporting solution. With a central location for the latest and greatest faculty achievements, you know where you can find what you need. And faculty don’t need to take time from their primary responsibilities to respond to your inquiries. Continue reading “3 Tips for Gaining Faculty Buy-In for a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”

How Baylor University is Using Faculty Activity Software to Measure Mission Success

With a faculty activity reporting solution, universities are able to leverage faculty information to tell their institution’s distinctive story. For Baylor University, this came in the form of illustrating how the university is working to achieve its strategic vision, “Pro Futuris.” During a recent presentation at AIR Forum 2016, Michael Matier, Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness at Baylor University joined us for a presentation, “How Baylor University is Utilizing Faculty Activity Tracking as One Means to Measuring Mission Success.” Continue reading “How Baylor University is Using Faculty Activity Software to Measure Mission Success”

What Would Your Faculty Do With More Time?

Faculty activity reporting is our specialty. And from our research, we know that everyone across the university spends a lot of time collecting and capturing information to position their faculty in the best light. However, manual processes and lack of centralized information put universities at a disadvantage. Continue reading “What Would Your Faculty Do With More Time?”

Webinar Recap: How University of Kansas Approaches Program Review

Universities create a plethora of activity information and it can be leveraged to meet many needs. On Tuesday, Amanda Kulp, Program Manager in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of Kansas (KU) partnered with us to host the webinar, “On Board: How University of Kansas (KU) is Approaching the Kansas Board of Regents New Program Review Guidelines” for Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) members. Continue reading “Webinar Recap: How University of Kansas Approaches Program Review”

Webinar Recap: Measuring and Managing Impact, A Story from the University of St. Thomas in Houston

Our clients are doing great things and we love sharing their successes. Earlier this year, Dr. Beena George, Dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas at Houston (USTH) joined us for a webinar, “Measuring and Managing Impact.” Continue reading “Webinar Recap: Measuring and Managing Impact, A Story from the University of St. Thomas in Houston”

Capture Faculty Information Once, Use it Infinitely

A faculty activity reporting solution can drive efficiency for both your administrators and faculty. But don’t take our word for it, hear from your peers about how a faculty activity reporting solution can benefit your university. Not only do administrators gain fast access to accurate information regarding faculty’s teaching, research and service activities; but faculty benefit from only having to capture their activity information once. The data collected in the system can be leveraged for numerous campus initiatives—from accreditation and university promotion to conducting yearly performance evaluations and attracting new faculty members and so much more.  Continue reading “Capture Faculty Information Once, Use it Infinitely”