Suzanne Mintz, Senior Director of Accreditation at the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) shared “All Things AACSB” at our recent User Group. Her presentation outlined the organization’s relaunched brand as well as the new guidance released in June to help schools of business better tell their stories by more fully detailing their mission, impact and future plans. Digital Measures recent collaboration with AACSB to revise the Activity Insight reporting suite for AACSB ensures it meets the new guidance, which goes into effect January 1, 2018. Here’s a look at the accreditor’s changes, and how they’ll influence the new Activity Insight reports we’re releasing in November. Continue reading “Collaboration with AACSB Informs Updated Report Suite”
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”
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”
Complex faculty activity reporting (FAR) challenges require smart customizations to your FAR solution. Customization is part of the Activity Insight promise because it’s critical to achieving success for your university’s particular data collection and reporting requirements. It’s also an opportunity for Digital Measures to identify common needs and create best of breed reporting to meet them. That’s how we developed our suite of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation reports for Activity Insight, including the newest addition, the AACSB Required Fields Audit Report. Continue reading “Client Customizations Inspire AACSB Reporting Innovations”
You’re already using reporting from Activity Insight for faculty annual reporting, and perhaps for promotion and tenure reviews as well. But you can do much more with the information you already have. Consider using your data to populate faculty web profiles, report on faculty qualifications to accrediting bodies and measure faculty-related progress toward your university’s strategic goals.
Faculty Web Profiles
Your university and faculty get a big win from always-current faculty web profiles populated by data from Activity Insight—with no additional work by faculty, marketing or any other administrative staff who might otherwise manually produce and update faculty information on your university website. The pages about people on your website typically receive the most traffic. Use current faculty accomplishments to attract the right students, other faculty members research projects and partners and more with faculty web profiles that automatically update as often as you choose. Continue reading “Do More With Your Faculty Activity Data”
Your faculty activity reporting solution should capture the data you need for all faculty-related reporting needs, and one of your most critical reporting opportunities is accreditation. Accrediting bodies place great emphasis on faculty qualifications, scholarship, research and professional development. Thanks to the input of several clients, Activity Insight now offers three new reports specifically designed to ease the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation process (more on the reports below). Continue reading “3 New Activity Insight Reports Ease HLC Accreditation”
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ (SACS) rigorous accreditation and five-year reaffirmation reporting requirements are time and labor intensive for most universities. But Abilene Christian University (ACU) streamlined its SACS accreditation with Activity Insight’s faculty activity reporting capabilities. At the recent SACSCOC annual conference, ACU Vice Provost Susan Lewis and Digital Measures Solution Specialist Andrew Wiech shared the university’s experience. Continue reading “Streamlining SACS Accreditation with Abilene Christian University”
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”
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”
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”