Category: Case Study

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”

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”

How Valdosta State University Created Innovative Data Integrations

Courses. Accomplishments. Grants. Impact. Engagement. Looking at the day-to-day of any university, there is a lot of information created and that information can be hard to collect and leverage. From multiple sources to multiple systems, it can be difficult to uncover what you need. To centralize all of their teaching, research and service activities, Valdosta State University (VSU) has implemented an innovative method for ensuring all of their information is captured in their faculty activity reporting solution. Using campus-wide data integrations at their university, VSU is able to see a comprehensive picture and uncover valuable insight from faculty activities while streamlining the data entry process for administrators and faculty alike.   Continue reading “How Valdosta State University Created Innovative Data Integrations”

How Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Approaches Faculty Activity Reporting

Are you using a faculty activity reporting solution? There are many challenges that universities face in trying to capture their faculty activity information and any good faculty activity reporting solution will recognize these and accommodate a process to resolve them. Every school and university has unique needs, and good faculty activity reporting software should be flexible enough to ensure that the data entry process can be fine-tuned to fit each of entities. During a recent interview, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine shared some insight into the medical school landscape, how faculty function as doctors and teachers, how they capture information and so much more.  Continue reading “How Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Approaches Faculty Activity Reporting”

How Manchester Metropolitan Achieved AACSB Accreditation

A faculty activity reporting solution can play a pivotal role in helping universities capture and prove their faculty accomplishments during an 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 is lengthy, complex and resource intensive. When it came time for their initial review, Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) leveraged Activity Insight to collect and demonstrate faculty’s activities in support of AACSB accreditation. During a recent virtual roundtable discussion with some of its peers in Western Europe, Manchester Met shared the ins and outs of their experience. Continue reading “How Manchester Metropolitan Achieved AACSB Accreditation”

How the University of Washington Information School Uses Web Profiles

When universities first implement a faculty activity reporting solution, it’s common that they start with a project that involves heavy data entry—think, building annual reports or professional accreditation reports. Once all of your faculty data is collected and verified, it is important to find additional ways to get value from that wealth of information. One of those logical next steps is to build out faculty web profiles. That’s what the University of Washington’s (UW) Information School (iSchool) did.  Continue reading “How the University of Washington Information School Uses Web Profiles”

Indiana University’s Path to Better Faculty Activity Reporting, Part II

Putting a faculty activity reporting solution in place is a big undertaking, but careful planning will lead to positive results. Taking the time to invest in pilot testing will help you to increase faculty buy-in and reduce frustration. Pilot testing will give your university a solid foundation for success and encourage faculty to become champions of the new system. Just ask Indiana University who recently conducted pilot testing with their faculty. Continue reading “Indiana University’s Path to Better Faculty Activity Reporting, Part II”

Oregon State’s Innovative Approach to Faculty Activity Reporting

We love that our clients are always approaching us with new ideas! On May 6, we’ll be working with Oregon State University in a whole new way: our first-ever hackathon for Activity Insight. So, what the heck is a hackathon? Basically speaking, it’s an avenue in which small teams build something new to solve a problem or create a different approach.  Continue reading “Oregon State’s Innovative Approach to Faculty Activity Reporting”

How the University of Washington’s Information School Educates Colleagues About Faculty Activity Reporting

Sharing the success stories from implementing a faculty activity reporting solution with others on your campus lets your colleagues see exactly what you are doing with the software and the impact it is having. Last month, the University of Washington (UW) held its annual “2016 Organizational Excellence Showcase” to promote system improvements across the campus. Continue reading “How the University of Washington’s Information School Educates Colleagues About Faculty Activity Reporting”