Digital Measures turns 19 today! As we blow out the candles on our birthday cake, here’s a look back at some highlights of the last 12 months—what a year it’s been!—and at what we’ve set our sights on as we kick off our 20th year. Continue reading “Happy 19th Birthday, Digital Measures!”
When we began to outgrow our former office, which won a “Coolest Office” designation from Milwaukee Business Journal in 2015, Digital Measures made a commitment to creating an even better space for working and collaborating. We moved into our new office in September 2017, and have been enjoying the open, sunlit spaces ever since. And today, we’re proud to announce that we lived up to our commitment to a great workspace—Milwaukee Business Journal has named our new office one of Milwaukee’s Coolest Offices 2018! Continue reading “Digital Measures Named One Of Milwaukee’s Coolest Offices 2018”
Digital Measures CEO and founder Matt Bartel was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” business and community leaders making a difference in southeastern Wisconsin in 2018. We sat down with him to talk about the honor, and what it means to him and Digital Measures. Continue reading “Reflecting on “40 Under 40” Honor With Matt Bartel”
We celebrated the move to our new Digital Measures headquarters with our families on Saturday, September 9. It’s such a big milestone that DM CEO and Founder Matt Bartel wanted to do something truly exceptional—zip from our old headquarters to our new one, half a block away. And we did, with a zip line on Buffalo Street, food trucks and a chance to share our new space with the people who matter the most, our families. Here’s a look at our celebration. Continue reading “Zipping Into Our New Digital Measures Headquarters”
A new mug is joining our mug wall! We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the rapidly growing list of 150+ university-wide clients that leverage Activity Insight to capture and report on faculty activities and accomplishments. UMD will also implement our completely rethought Workflow Module for Activity Insight to digitize campus processes such as annual faculty evaluations and promotion and tenure. Continue reading “Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!”
Digital Measures has grown a lot in recent years—in fact, we ran out of space. Almost a year ago, we announced the construction of a new Digital Measures headquarters, and last week we took a tour of the final stages of construction. Here’s a sneak preview—we’re counting down and can’t wait to move in! Continue reading “New Office Update: The Countdown Is On!”
“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”
-attributed to Thomas Jefferson
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Our nation’s Founding Fathers understood the importance of education, so on Independence Day, we salute our partners in higher education: Thank you for your dedication to informing and inspiring each new generation of students and citizens.
From the Digital Measures team, wishing everyone a safe and happy July 4th!
When President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 into law, he forged a new relationship between higher education and veterans that transformed higher ed as well as the U.S. economy. The GI Bill, as the law is commonly known, was written to prevent the 16 million veterans of World War II from experiencing the problems faced by returning soldiers of previous wars: low benefits, and difficulty finding jobs in an economy suddenly flooded with jobseekers.
“Historians say the GI Bill fueled a major expansion of the nation’s higher education system and made college a cornerstone of middle-class American life,” said Stephen Smith, reporting for Marketplace.
According to Eliza Berman, writing for Time, the GI Bill “had an unprecedented impact on veterans and the higher education system alike.” In fact, Berman reports, LIFE published a 1947 cover story about student veterans, who suddenly made up more than 50 percent of the college population.
Eventually expanded to include all who have served in the military, the GI Bill has educated millions, and is credited with laying the foundation for today’s middle class—and producing some of the great innovations of the 20th century. “The scientists and engineers and teachers and thinkers who brought in the information age, who took us to the moon, who waged the Cold War, you name it—all those men and women were educated through the GI Bill,” said historian Ed Humes.
It also fueled service to higher education by veterans. In fact, veterans currently lead ten universities:
- Christopher Howard, Robert Morris University
- Elizabeth L. Hillman, Mills College
- Robert E. Clark, Wesley College
- Ann Rondeau, College of DuPage
- Steven H. Tallant, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- William R. Harvey, Hampton University
- Thomas J. Haas, Grand Valley State University
- Elroy Ortiz Oakley, Long Beach Community College District
- Herman J. Fenton, Wilberforce University
- David E. Garland, Baylor University
Between 2000 and 2012, more than 900,000 veterans and military service members received education benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, carrying forward the important relationship forged between veterans and higher education in 1944.
On Memorial Day we salute those who have served our nation. We also recognize the role higher education has played in advancing the lives of those who gave so much and our pride in working in this industry.
Reaching the official age of adulthood is a big milestone, and on Digital Measures 18th birthday, we have a lot to celebrate—from experience and expertise we gained through serving hundreds of universities to growing from a one-person entrepreneurial effort to a company with 60+ DMers. We’re also fortunate to have a bright future, from rolling out new features to moving into our new, larger headquarters later this summer. Here are some of the highlights we’re celebrating today. Continue reading “Digital Measures Turns 18!”
For nearly 500 years, higher education has been part of the fabric of what is now the United States. On Presidents Day, we thought it would be fun to take a look at higher ed as experienced and influenced by George Washington and his successors. Enjoy!
Nearly 75 percent of U.S. presidents graduated from college. Notable exceptions include Abraham Lincoln, whose great erudition belied his single year of formal education at any level, and George Washington, whose college education was cut short by his father’s death. Continue reading “Presidential Higher Ed Facts for Presidents Day”