Advancing Your Institution’s Goals with Stories of Strategic Success

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”

See the Highlights: User Group 2017

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.

 

Client Insight Boards Offer Information & Inspiration

Client Insight Boards Offer Information & Inspiration

For an open, honest, multi-directional exchange of ideas, nothing beats a group of people with a vital shared interest. Digital Measures was founded by entrepreneur and then-student Matt Bartel, who saw a need—capturing information digitally from the start, rather than gathering information on paper—and set about creating a solution to streamline that process. Matt’s initial inspiration and his approach of engaging higher education professionals in conversation continue to define DM’s approach to creating solutions. We engage faculty, department chairs, deans and provosts in conversation several ways, including our Client Insight Boards (CIBs). Here’s a Q&A with Kate Kaczmarczik, Product Marketing Manager and Insight Board coordinator, about how our Insight Boards inspire products and inform new features and functionality. Continue reading “Client Insight Boards Offer Information & Inspiration”

3 Best Practices for Creating a Successful Project Team

3 Best Practices for Creating a Successful Project Team

Choosing a faculty activity reporting solution is a big decision. And it’s common that universities underestimate the resources that go into implementing, maintaining and maximizing the potential of their system. That’s why a project team should be involved from the very beginning. A project team will increase your university’s success with adoption, help faculty realize the value of the system and ensure that no one is overwhelmed with the responsibility of launching the solution. Here are a few things to think about to ensure you build a successful project team. Continue reading “3 Best Practices for Creating a Successful Project Team”

New Credentialing Reports for Activity Insight Support SACSCOC Accreditation

New Credentialing Reports for Activity Insight Support SACSCOC Accreditation

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to faculty credentialing, especially for universities in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which revised its standards effective January 1, 2018. That’s why Digital Measures has released a newly updated SACSCOC Faculty Roster as well as two new supplemental reports to support your accreditation needs: Continue reading “New Credentialing Reports for Activity Insight Support SACSCOC Accreditation”

A Provost Office Perspective on Faculty Annual Reviews with Susan Lewis of Abilene Christian University

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”

Faculty Needs Drive Implementation Success at Wilkes University

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”

Reflecting on “40 Under 40” Honor with Matt Bartel

Reflecting on “40 Under 40” Honor With Matt Bartel

Digital Measures CEO and founder Matt Bartel was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” business and community leaders making a difference in southeastern Wisconsin in 2018. We sat down with him to talk about the honor, and what it means to him and Digital Measures. Continue reading “Reflecting on “40 Under 40” Honor With Matt Bartel”

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

Best of the Blog 2017: The Posts You Read the Most

Best of the Blog 2017: The Posts You Read the Most

We started the Digital Measures blog in early 2016 to share stories that matter to the higher education community. Nearly two years in, it’s clear from our readership stats you share common concerns and interests. So here’s a look at the top themes you’ve been consuming  in 2017, plus links to the posts you read the most. Continue reading “Best of the Blog 2017: The Posts You Read the Most”