When your internal faculty activity reporting system no longer meets your university’s needs, it’s a great time to take stock so you can get the maximum benefit from the solution you implement to replace it. Here are five best practices for preparing your transition from an internal faculty activity reporting system. Continue reading “5 Best Practices for Preparing to Transition From an Internal Faculty Activity Reporting System”
Our fifth annual User Group wrapped up earlier this month after notching record attendance and an unparalleled roster of presentations from clients sharing their stories of success, plus highlights including keynote speaker Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education. If you were here, reminisce a bit. If you missed it, take a look at the fun, learning and collaboration. Then sign up today—registration is now open for User Group 2018, October 7-9 in Milwaukee.
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We’re pleased to announce that faculty can now customize CVs with Activity Insight, drawing on their data in the system to create CVs for a variety of other purposes, such as grant applications, conference proposals, award nominations and more. Faculty will continue to use university-provided reports for annual reporting, promotion and tenure and other university processes, but now they can use their activity data for a wider range of projects. Continue reading “Customize Your CV With Activity Insight”
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”
User Group 2017, our largest ever, wrapped up on Tuesday, and we can’t believe it’s over! With more than 200 attendees representing 130 universities, this was an unprecedented learning opportunity for everyone, including DMers. Our theme this year was Share Your Story, and share we did—from innovative ways to engage faculty to reports that fuel strategic initiatives and continuous improvement. Continue reading “Thanks for Coming to User Group 2017”
Strategic thinking makes a big difference in the results you get from a faculty management solution. Universities who get the most out of faculty activity data are those who ask themselves two big-picture questions at the outset, and build their systems to answer them. Consider: Continue reading “How Your Faculty Activity Database Can Answer Strategic Questions”
Data quality determines the accuracy of every report and how accurately your faculty’s accomplishments are portrayed in annual review and promotion and tenure reports. Achieving a high level of data quality means you can trust the reports from your faculty management system to inform your decisions about many strategic priorities, including the impact of your faculty on students, your community and the world. In other words, good data drives smart decisions. So here are five things you need to know about data quality to ensure you’re getting the most from your faculty management solution. Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Know About Data Quality”
We celebrated the move to our new Digital Measures headquarters with our families on Saturday, September 9. It’s such a big milestone that DM CEO and Founder Matt Bartel wanted to do something truly exceptional—zip from our old headquarters to our new one, half a block away. And we did, with a zip line on Buffalo Street, food trucks and a chance to share our new space with the people who matter the most, our families. Here’s a look at our celebration. Continue reading “Zipping Into Our New Digital Measures Headquarters”
User Group is Digital Measures annual conference for clients who use Activity Insight, but it’s an exciting event for DMers as well. Our clients tell us they appreciate our informative agenda, interesting keynote speakers and the chance to network with DMers and colleagues from other universities. As all DMers attend User Group, they each have particular elements they love best. Here’s a few of their stories. Continue reading “Why DMers Love User Group”
Digital Measures is proud to open our new headquarters on E. Buffalo Street to visitors for Doors Open Milwaukee, the annual two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history taking place September 23-24. It’s exciting to share our newly completed space in the Third Ward with our fellow Milwaukeeans.
Our offices are part of an addition to Milwaukee’s historic Mercantile Building, built in 1908 by Alfred Uihlein. “The new structure is a modern interpretation of the original building, which blends the two, but also represents the future of the Third Ward,” said Matt Bartel, Digital Measures CEO and founder. “Our employees, called DMers, provided input every step of the way in the thoughtful design of this space. Our new footprint takes into account the various ways people like to work, fostering interaction and creativity in a comfortable, light-filled environment. At the center of our space we’ve also incorporated a two-story custom wall with mugs representing each university campus visited by a DMer, a reminder of our clients who are at the heart of the work we do each day.”
A key goal of our modern workplace includes having everyone on the same floor to create a sense of home for all. You won’t find traditional conference rooms, as the design approach is more of a lounge with residential finishes .There are several collaboration areas and a rare wrap-around terrace for work and break time. The “Union” area is the hub of activity, anchored by our kitchen stocked with food and drink where people naturally bump into one another.
Our new space is one of 170 buildings throughout the city participating in Doors Open, which is put on by Historic Milwaukee. Doors Open sites include commercial properties, sacred spaces, apartment buildings, breweries, art galleries, community gardens and more stretching from downtown to the surrounding suburbs, and the neighborhoods between. In 2016, more than 30,000 visitors participated in the event, a number that’s expected to grow this year.
“The Third Ward has been our home since the beginning,” Bartel said. “We’re happy to participate in an event that showcases the architecture and community stories of Milwaukee’s downtown and raises awareness of the critical role design plays in a vibrant and livable city.”