Using Campus Data to Support Student Success and Steer the Institution: Inside Higher Ed Data Conference

There’s been a big shift on campus, according to panelists and attendees at the recent Inside Higher Ed conference, “Untapped Data: Enhancing Teaching and Learning.” Higher education is moving away from using campus data solely for compliance reporting and toward using data to manage the institution, support student outcomes, and enhance teaching and learning. Here are five key takeaways from the day’s conversations: Continue reading “Using Campus Data to Support Student Success and Steer the Institution: Inside Higher Ed Data Conference”

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”

Commitment to Faculty Data Supports Vitas, Strategic Decisions at Indiana State 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”