What’s the best way to transform your institution? It all begins with good data—just ask Jon Young, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Fayetteville State University (FSU). The University’s focus on continuous improvement increased degree productivity from 15 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2015. The American Council on Education (ACE) recognized this achievement with its 2016 Award for Institutional Transformation for schools with more than 5,000 students. FSU’s early efforts relied on imperfect data sets and laborious hand tabulation, but implementing on-demand reporting from Activity Insight has transformed FSU’s efforts. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Implementing On-demand Reporting in Support of Continuous Improvement with FSU”
With a nationwide online presence as well as physical campuses in multiple states, Kaplan University needed a faculty activity reporting (FAR) system that would allow it to provide the reporting required for Higher Learning Commission accreditation, multiple professional accrediting bodies and the state educational governing bodies to whom the university reports. But Kaplan has done much more. In addition to meeting its accreditation reporting requirements, the University now leverages data from Activity Insight to meet strategic goals including recognizing faculty achievements and promoting community engagement. Continue reading “How Kaplan University Uses Faculty Activity Reporting to Achieve Strategic Goals”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
With a faculty activity reporting solution, universities are able to capture and leverage all of their faculty information to tell their unique story. In the case of University of Iowa, telling each university’s story came at the college level with a custom instance of their faculty activity reporting solution for each college. After years of capturing data this way, the University of Iowa decided that a merger of all of their instances would be beneficial at both the college and university level. During a recent conversation, the University of Iowa shared lessons learned from their experience. Continue reading “Why the University of Iowa is Moving to a Central Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”
From annual reviews to accreditation, there are many internal processes on campus that rely on accurate faculty activity information. Universities are looking for ways to streamline faculty activity activity reporting, yet each has a different approach for exactly how they achieve this critical process. To establish a proficient method at their university, Cornell University (Cornell) decided to implement Activity Insight from Digital Measures. Using a common solution across a number of schools on campus enabled a much more efficient method for collecting, aggregating and reporting on faculty accomplishments. Continue reading “Cornell University Streamlines Faculty Activity Reporting”