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”
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”
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”
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.
Continue reading “See the Highlights: User Group 2017”
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”