Advancing Your Institution’s Goals With Stories of Strategic Success

Can you find and share the stories that matter when you need them most? Your institution has strategic goals, and you need to influence a wide range of stakeholders, such as legislators, donors, alumni and prospective students and faculty to achieve those outcomes.

In a recent webinar, David Sarnowski, Engagement Consultant, and Steve DeLonge, Chief Client Success Officer, discussed how to use your strategic plan to frame stories of success and guide your approach to collecting the data and details necessary to make those stories relevant and impactful for key audiences. They shared examples from institutions effectively speaking to student success, community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration using faculty activity data. Continue reading “Advancing Your Institution’s Goals With Stories of Strategic Success”

A Provost Office Perspective on Faculty Annual Reviews with Susan Lewis of Abilene Christian University

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”

5 Ways Universities Can Build and Retain Trust

Universities have historically been trusted institutions and pillars in the communities they call home. But according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, we are in the midst of a global crisis of trust in institutions ranging from governments and media to businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). With a prevailing public sentiment of mistrust, attracting students and funding becomes more difficult. Here are five things universities can do now to build and retain the trust of your many stakeholders, from prospective students and faculty to alumni, donors and legislators. Continue reading “5 Ways Universities Can Build and Retain Trust”

Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017

Measuring institutional effectiveness and moving the needle on strategic priorities are top of mind for provosts and deans. Learn how to use faculty activity reporting software to assess success, promote continuous improvement, measure impact and drive decision making with data at User Group 2017, October 8-10 in Milwaukee. Here’s just a sample of the 16-plus presentations by universities using faculty activity data to drive progress toward the mission: Continue reading “Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017”

Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 2

The data needed to support strategic initiatives and measure a university’s institutional effectiveness come from many places, including faculty. So when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) set its Top Tier initiative in place, it turned to Digital Measures Activity Insight  software for the faculty activity data needed to support its long-term goals, including boosting its Carnegie classification in research from R2 to R1 and achieving the Carnegie Engagement classification. Tondra De, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at UNLV, and David Sarnowski, Digital Measures Engagement Consultant, discussed how faculty activity data supports strategic initiatives at UNLV during the recent AIR Forum in Washington, D.C.

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at UNLV’s history of faculty activity reporting, Top Tier initiative and partnership with Digital Measures. Here, the conversation continues, exploring the value of faculty activity data, gaining faculty buy-in and how UNLV’s faculty data support the university’s strategic decisions. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 2”

Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 1

The data needed to support strategic initiatives and measure a university’s institutional effectiveness come from many places, including faculty. So when the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) set its Top Tier initiative in place, it turned to Digital Measures Activity Insight  software for the faculty activity data needed to support its long-term goals, including boosting its Carnegie classification in research from R2 to R1 and achieving the Carnegie Engagement classification. Tondra De, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs at UNLV, and David Sarnowski, Digital Measures Engagement Consultant, discussed how faculty activity data supports strategic initiatives at UNLV during the recent AIR Forum in Washington, D.C.

In Part 1 of this series, we’ll look at UNLV’s history of faculty activity reporting, Top Tier initiative and partnership with Digital Measures. Next time, we’ll discuss the value of faculty activity data, gaining faculty buy-in and supporting your institution’s big picture decisions. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Data Supports Strategic Initiatives at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Part 1”

7 Tips for Provosts to Leverage Faculty Successes

You can have the best university in the world, but it doesn’t mean much if you can’t spread the word about your university’s successes. Whether it’s positioning the university to pursue promising grant opportunities, responding confidently to stakeholders seeking to hold the university accountable or promoting faculty accomplishments to attract prospective students—just to name a few—a faculty activity reporting solution can transform the university ecosystem.  Continue reading “7 Tips for Provosts to Leverage Faculty Successes”