Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017

Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017

2016 User Group fiestaAt User Group, our goal is to offer an equal dose of learning and fun. We’ve lined up a comprehensive agenda to ensure you learn the most you can from DMers and your colleagues. However, sometimes the chance to get social with your peers is just as valuable.

In addition to our evening events below, each day we made sure to include morning and afternoon breaks, as well as breakfast and lunch, as a time for you to network, meet with your consultant or take time for yourself. Continue reading “Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017”

4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success

4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success

Ah, September! Apples are ripening, students have returned to campus and it’s a great time for faculty and administration to begin the academic year with a renewed commitment to activity reporting best practices. Here are four tips and resources for faculty activity reporting success to help everyone on your team get the most from your faculty management system. Continue reading “4 Tips and Resources for Faculty Activity Reporting Success”

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!

Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!

digital measures mug wallA new mug is joining our mug wall! We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland (UMD) has joined the rapidly growing list of 150+ university-wide clients that leverage Activity Insight to capture and report on faculty activities and accomplishments. UMD will also implement our completely rethought Workflow Module for Activity Insight to digitize campus processes such as annual faculty evaluations and promotion and tenure. Continue reading “Digital Measures Welcomes the University of Maryland!”

Talking Among Ourselves at DMer Lunches

Talking Among Ourselves at Lunch with DMers

Lunch with DMers
DMers Adrian Moreno, Engagement Consultant, left, Kate Kaczmarczik, Product Marketing Manager, and Andrew Wiech, Senior Engagement Consultant, on a recent Lunch with DMers.

Around noon on any given day at Digital Measures, you’ll find trios of DMers meeting up in the lobby to head out for “Lunch with DMers,” a tradition that developed as our company grew big enough that we don’t all work with everyone on the team every day.

The rules are simple: each month, choose two other DMers with whom don’t directly work and eat lunch together offsite—DM picks up the tab. DMers pop into our lively #lunchwithdmers Slack channel to connect with colleagues looking for lunch partners.

“The goal here is to give you an opportunity to connect with people that you don’t really interact with , outside of monthly meetings,” said Katelynn Schneider, Human Resources Manager. “These lunches don’t have an agenda, just some suggested questions to get the conversation started.” Continue reading “Talking Among Ourselves at Lunch with DMers”

Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017

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”

3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software

3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software

When correctly implemented, faculty activity reporting software is a win-win for faculty and university administrators alike, capturing accomplishments so they can be shared with a wide range of stakeholders, from legislators, accreditors and alumni to prospective students and faculty. The willingness of faculty to support and use this type of software is essential to success. Here are three tips for engaging faculty in the joint project of implementing a faculty activity database. Continue reading “3 Tips For Engaging Faculty With Activity Reporting Software”

Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017

Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017

To get the full benefit of a faculty activity reporting system, you need help from your most important asset, your faculty. After all, their activities and accomplishments define your university. User Group 2017 is less than two months away, and our agenda is jam-packed with informative presentations by your university peers, including several with success in encouraging faculty to embrace Activity Insight and steer its use. Register today to take part in these faculty-focused sessions: Continue reading “Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017”

The Value of Faculty Activity Reporting to Faculty

The Value of Faculty Activity Reporting to Faculty

Faculty data is mission critical for universities working to achieve strategic goals, maintain accreditation and share their stories of impact on students, the community and the world. But what’s the value of faculty activity reporting to faculty themselves? Daily tasks add up to a lifetime of accomplishment, and capturing and recording those accomplishments has value to the individual and the institution. In fact, a complete and accurate record can reveal the ways in which faculty have fulfilled the goals that inspired them to a vocation in higher education, and reinvigorate the pursuit of goals not yet attained. Here’s how faculty can use their own data to engage more deeply with their life’s work: Continue reading “The Value of Faculty Activity Reporting to Faculty”

11 Considerations When Choosing a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

11 Considerations When Choosing a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution

Before choosing a faculty activity reporting solution, you’ll likely spend a substantial amount of time evaluating the system to ensure that it meets your university’s needs. This is the ideal time to think beyond obvious requirements such as annual reporting. Ask yourself: What campus-wide information do we need from the system? What are the needs of each academic unit? Which stakeholders are involved across campus (institutional research, provost’s office, IT, associate deans, department chairs, faculty and more)? Then consider these eleven points: Continue reading “11 Considerations When Choosing a Faculty Activity Reporting Solution”

Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation

Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation

Accrediting bodies develop criteria for evaluating universities and programs, and conduct peer reviews to assess whether or not those criteria are met. According to the Department of Education, the goal of accreditation is to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality in what they are delivering to students. Federal financial aid and employer tuition reimbursement are tied to accreditation, so it’s vital for recruiting and retaining students and faculty. But preparing the reports required by accreditors is a painful process, especially if you’re working from paper or spreadsheets. It doesn’t have to be—the right faculty activity reporting software eases accreditation. Here’s how. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation”