For Pittsburg State University (Pitt State) in Kansas, change management ensured buy-in and faculty activity reporting (FAR) success when the university rolled out a solution used by its Kelce College of Business to the rest of the campus. Jan Smith, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Pitt State, and Stacy Becker, Digital Measures Senior Engagement Consultant and Client Success Manager, presented Pitt State’s story at the recent Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago. The university’s success with managing faculty activity reporting also included streamlining the university’s HLC reporting. Here, Smith and Becker share Pitt State’s FAR journey; in our next post, they’ll discuss the collaboration to create HLC reports – a project which evolved to make a suite of reports available to all universities using Activity Insight in the HLC region. Continue reading “Change Management Ensures FAR Success with Pittsburg State University”
When the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) purchased Activity Insight, its steering committee didn’t have a clear vision on how best to use it. Staff changes on the committee postponed those decisions until Mark Smith, Associate Dean, and Mike Hofmann, Software Applications Trainer and Activity Insight administrator, became the project owners in 2016 with an ambitious mandate: a plan to use Activity Insight for the university’s entire evaluation process within four years. Here, Smith shares UNC’s path to success, which included a project plan, weekly calls with Stacy Becker, Senior Engagement Consultant, and a pivotal visit to User Group. Continue reading “Planning, Accountability Keys to FAR Success for University of Northern Colorado”
Texas State University McCoy College of Business Administration used Activity Insight for 6 years before signing on for a campus-wide implementation in March 2016 with the immovable go live date of September 1, 2016. Whitten Smart, the school’s Supervisor of Learning Applications Solutions, shared the early steps of the university’s journey at our 2016 User Group. Here, Smart shares his thoughts on Texas State’s ongoing implementation and the recipe for success when implementing a faculty activity reporting solution. Continue reading “For Texas State, The Recipe for Success Starts with Support”
Information as transformation: Digital Measures CEO and founder Matt Bartel explored this powerful idea in conversation with James Anderson, Chancellor, Fayetteville State University (FSU), and Laurens Smith, Interim Provost, Utah State University (USU), at the recent American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. From educational excellence to institutional transformation, data and reporting are key. Earlier in the conversation, the panel discussed how the commitment to data-driven reporting and decision making came to each campus. Here, the conversation continues, touching on faculty engagement with faculty activity reporting and some exciting new initiatives, including collaborations inspired by reporting outcomes. Continue reading “Information as Transformation: Telling the Story of Educational Excellence, Part 2”
Implementing a faculty activity reporting solution is a many-faceted project that needs the right support to gain traction and meet its goals. Fortunately, a great working relationship with a Digital Measures Engagement Specialist made all the difference for Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Business. Here is the School’s success story. Continue reading “Strong Working Relationship Spurs Activity Insight Success with Virginia Commonwealth University”
The right faculty activity reporting solution transforms how you leverage your faculty’s accomplishments, from automatically updated faculty web profiles through continuous improvement in pursuit of strategic goals.
You don’t have to take our word for it—here are a few reasons why our university partners choose Activity Insight.
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With a faculty activity reporting solution, universities are able to capture and leverage all of their faculty information to tell their unique story. In the case of University of Iowa, telling each university’s story came at the college level with a custom instance of their faculty activity reporting solution for each college. After years of capturing data this way, the University of Iowa decided that a merger of all of their instances would be beneficial at both the college and university level. During a recent conversation, the University of Iowa shared lessons learned from their experience. Continue reading “Why the University of Iowa is Moving to a Central Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”
From annual reviews to accreditation, there are many internal processes on campus that rely on accurate faculty activity information. Universities are looking for ways to streamline faculty activity activity reporting, yet each has a different approach for exactly how they achieve this critical process. To establish a proficient method at their university, Cornell University (Cornell) decided to implement Activity Insight from Digital Measures. Using a common solution across a number of schools on campus enabled a much more efficient method for collecting, aggregating and reporting on faculty accomplishments. Continue reading “Cornell University Streamlines Faculty Activity Reporting”
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”
A faculty activity reporting solution can drive efficiency for both your administrators and faculty. But don’t take our word for it, hear from your peers about how a faculty activity reporting solution can benefit your university. Not only do administrators gain fast access to accurate information regarding faculty’s teaching, research and service activities; but faculty benefit from only having to capture their activity information once. The data collected in the system can be leveraged for numerous campus initiatives—from accreditation and university promotion to conducting yearly performance evaluations and attracting new faculty members and so much more. Continue reading “Capture Faculty Information Once, Use it Infinitely”