When implementing faculty activity reporting, “it’s important to develop a system that works for everybody,” said Danette Ifert Johnson, vice provost for academic programs at Ithaca College. Though the College didn’t set out to standardize its annual reviews, careful listening and collaboration across departments and schools ensured that its new campus-wide annual report meets the needs of all disciplines while also minimizing complexity. Here, Ifert Johnson shares the process Ithaca College used to reach consensus and streamline annual reporting. Continue reading “Standardizing Annual Reporting with Ithaca College”
When a new president, provost and several deans took office, Abilene Christian University (ACU) seized the moment of change to evaluate systems and identify opportunities for improvement. Susan Lewis, vice provost, recently spoke with us about the university’s shift toward data-informed decision making, and how updating ACU’s faculty annual review process benefitted faculty, department chairs, deans and the provost’s office. Continue reading “A Provost Office Perspective on Faculty Annual Reviews with Susan Lewis of Abilene Christian University”
With the support of the faculty senate and key administrators, Indiana State University has moved to a fully-scaled implementation of Activity Insight including all faculty and accreditation reporting, award applications and strategic plan reporting. Here, Christopher Olsen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Susan Powers, Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, share the process that allowed ISU to create reporting ranging from faculty vitas to informing strategic decisions with faculty data. Continue reading “Commitment to Faculty Data Supports Vitas, Strategic Decisions at Indiana State University”
We recently released the new Workflow Module for managing university processes within Activity Insight. For the past year, we collaborated with more than 25 partner clients to expand our previous capabilities to make the Workflow Module even more powerful.
Activity Insight simplifies collecting information from faculty and building reports. Our Workflow Module brings the same efficiency to annual faculty reviews, promotion and tenure, sabbatical requests and more.
With easy-to-use tools, you can now make your university’s processes paperless and predictable. Materials get into the right hands—and only the right hands—at the right time, automated reminders ensure tasks are completed on schedule, and status updates empower faculty and administrators to track progress, all in one secure system. And it’s seamlessly integrated within Activity Insight so you can fully leverage your faculty’s accomplishments in the processes you digitize. You’ll never have to ask faculty to input the same information twice.
Collaboration with clients drives everything we do at Digital Measures. Thank you to our partner universities: your enthusiasm and feedback during our product development process made the evolution of our new Workflow Module possible.
Workflow makes Activity Insight a truly one-stop shop for gathering, reporting and evaluating faculty qualifications, accomplishments and impact. We use this blog to share clients’ success, so watch in the weeks ahead for stories of improving key university processes with Workflow.
The right faculty activity reporting solution makes collecting and reporting information on faculty accomplishments and impacts vastly more efficient. In fact, Activity Insight’s promise is “Capture data once, use it infinitely.” So instead of digging through file cabinets and ring binders for the same information—again—faculty enter data once, building a body of information tailored to your university’s known reporting requirements. And that data can be queried, so if the media or a legislator call looking for a particular bit of information, it’s just a few clicks away. Now, you can multiply the efficiencies of faculty activity reporting by digitizing your processes with the new Workflow Module for Activity Insight. Continue reading “Multiply FAR Efficiencies With Workflow”
If you’ve ever made an online purchase, you’ve experienced the benefits of a digital workflow. After a small amount of account setup, you add items to a virtual cart, make payment and receive updates right up to the time your order arrives on your doorstep—a great leap in efficiency and convenience compared to the old system of filling out a catalog order form or calling an 800 number. Best of all, once you complete the initial setup, you can make purchases again and again without re-entering anything—just select your items and click “order now.” Wouldn’t it be great if faculty annual reviews and promotion and tenure could be as easy and efficient? Now they can, with the Workflow Module for Activity Insight. Continue reading “Embrace the Benefits of Digital Workflow”
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”