Be the First: User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv Forum!

User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv ForumEach year User Group boasts its tried and true elements: invaluable client presentations, a welcome reception in our Milwaukee office, and, of course, the connections made with your peers. And this year, we bring you another true first—our Monday evening event at Milwaukee’s brand new Fiserv Forum! User Group 2018 attendees will be the first to experience a corporate event at Wisconsin’s state-of-the-art, 714,000-square-foot arena and entertainment hub, home of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Fun at the Fiserv Forum

User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv ForumDon’t miss a  behind-the-scenes tour of this recently opened arena and of course memorable food, drinks and music with fellow attendees! The venue, located just blocks from our office in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, links the historic Old World Third Street and the riverfront. Its design pays homage to Milwaukee’s architectural heritage and the region’s environment. The building’s most striking feature, its arched roof, overlaps the glass façade and stretches down to street level on one side.

Also New: Peer2Peer Roundtables

And that’s not the only first for User Group 2018. Our last session of the day on Monday is our new Peer2Peer Roundtables featuring a number of relevant and interesting topics. Enjoy refreshments and bounce ideas off your colleagues at tables moderated by experts. Bring your thoughts, challenges, templates—whether they represent a burning question or a solution you’ve found and want to share.

We’ve just scratched the surface! Don’t miss keynotes from former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, plus dozens of presentations by your peers. Our remaining spaces are filling up fast! Check out the full agenda for User Group and register today.

User Group 2018: Routes to Success

Getting from point A to point B isn’t the same for everyone. In fact, the journey is just as important as the destination! Each day, we see examples of our clients using Activity Insight in different ways to reach their objectives. These stories inspired our 2018 User Group theme, Routes to Success. Continue reading “User Group 2018: Routes to Success”

User Group 2017 Highlights Are Here!

Maybe we’re a little biased, but we LOVE User Group. It could be the content, the networking, the fun—or it could be our amazing clients! There’s lots to love about User Group and each year it proves to be invaluable long after the event.

Watch the 2017 highlights now and see what your colleagues are talking about:

Don’t miss the learning and fun this year! User Group 2018 will be held October 7-9 in Milwaukee. Register by February 28 to receive $100 off registration.

 

Faculty Needs Drive Implementation Success at Wilkes University

Jennifer Edmonds, Associate Dean of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University, successfully rolled out Activity Insight to her faculty in late October. Edmonds credits the rollout’s success to a focus on reporting faculty wanted, which drove user adoption. It’s a strategy she learned from other DM clients at User Group 2017. Continue reading “Faculty Needs Drive Implementation Success at Wilkes 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”

Powering Analytics With Faculty Activity Data with University of Michigan School of Public Health

When the University of Michigan School of Public Health (MPH) implemented faculty activity reporting software to replace its internal faculty salary merit review system, it also took on a far more ambitious project: powering analytics with faculty activity data. The result is visualizations that represent both the quality and quantity of faculty’s teaching, research and service. Sam Russell, Business Analyst with Michigan Public Health, shared the school’s journey from internal system to visualizations of faculty performance at our recent User Group. In the last post, we explored MPH’s rapid Activity Insight implementation. Here, you’ll learn how MPH uses faculty activity data from Activity Insight in Tableau dashboards, showing context, ranking and analytics. Continue reading “Powering Analytics With Faculty Activity Data with University of Michigan School of Public Health”

Successful, Speedy Activity Insight Implementation with University of Michigan School of Public Health

When the University of Michigan School of Public Health (MPH) implemented faculty activity reporting software to replace its internal faculty salary merit review system, it also took on a far more ambitious project: powering analytics with faculty activity data. The result is visualizations that represent both the quality and quantity of faculty’s teaching, research and service. Sam Russell, Business Analyst with Michigan Public Health, shared the school’s journey from internal system to visualizations of faculty performance at our recent User Group. In this post, we’ll explore MPH’s rapid Activity Insight implementation. Next time, we’ll look at how they’re using faculty activity data from Activity Insight in Tableau dashboards, showing context, ranking and analytics. Continue reading “Successful, Speedy Activity Insight Implementation with University of Michigan School of Public Health”

Workflow Users Share Stories of Early Success

Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO) are among the universities who began using Workflow for Activity Insight when it became available in July. LSU’s rollout began with sabbatical requests. UTA is rolling out Workflow to its School of Business, which already uses Activity Insight, ahead of a campus-wide rollout of Activity Insight and Workflow. UNCO, which had used Activity Insight on campus for several years, dove straight into tenure and promotion. Each shared stories of early Workflow success in a panel discussion at our recent User Group.

Here are excerpts of the conversation between Joslyn Krismer, Director of Academic Operations at UTA; Nikki McNamara, Assistant Director of Human Resources Information Systems at LSU, and Mark Smith, Associate Dean, College of Natural & Health Sciences at UNCO, moderated by Kate Kaczmarczik, Digital Measures Product Marketing Manager. Continue reading “Workflow Users Share Stories of Early Success”

Collaboration with AACSB Informs Updated Report Suite

Suzanne Mintz, Senior Director of Accreditation at the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) shared “All Things AACSB” at our recent User Group. Her presentation outlined the organization’s relaunched brand as well as the new guidance released in June to help schools of business better tell their stories by more fully detailing their mission, impact and future plans. Digital Measures recent collaboration with AACSB to revise the Activity Insight reporting suite for AACSB ensures it meets the new guidance, which goes into effect January 1, 2018. Here’s a look at the accreditor’s changes, and how they’ll influence the new Activity Insight reports we’re releasing in November. Continue reading “Collaboration with AACSB Informs Updated Report Suite”