Tag: accreditation

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”

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”

Day of Me Event Highlights FAR Benefits for Faculty, with Indiana State University

The way Kelly Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business, sees it, the value of faculty activity reporting (FAR) software to faculty is the ability to tell their stories in different ways. And she employed an innovative strategy to encourage faculty to input their data so they can output it for a variety of uses, from biennial reviews and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reporting to customizing CVs for a variety of purposes. Here, Wilkinson shares an overview of the Day of Me event held in May and highlights FAR benefits for faculty, expected and unexpected, that came out of the event. Continue reading “Day of Me Event Highlights FAR Benefits for Faculty, with Indiana State University”

Streamlining HLC Reporting with Pittsburg State University

For Pittsburg State University in Kansas, success in streamlining HLC reporting began with implementing a faculty activity reporting solution campus-wide. Jan Smith, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Pitt State, and Stacy Becker, Digital Measures Senior Engagement Consultant and Client Success Manager, presented Pitt State’s success story at the recent Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago. In a previous post, they discussed implementing FAR. Here, Smith and Becker discuss collaborating to create HLC reporting for Pitt State which evolved into HLC reports available to all universities using Activity Insight in the HLC region. Continue reading “Streamlining HLC Reporting with Pittsburg State University”

New Activity Insight Report Eases AACSB Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) holds business schools to high reporting standards, which is why more than half of all AACSB-accredited schools of business use Activity Insight. Now, our new Required Fields Audit Report makes AACSB reporting even easier by surfacing missing faculty data so they can be updated and included. This ensures that tables 2-1, 15-1 and 15-2 reflect all of your faculty’s applicable qualifications and accomplishments. Continue reading “New Activity Insight Report Eases AACSB Accreditation”

Strong Working Relationship Spurs Activity Insight Success with Virginia Commonwealth University

Implementing a faculty activity reporting solution is a many-faceted project that needs the right support to gain traction and meet its goals. Fortunately, a great working relationship with a Digital Measures Engagement Specialist made all the difference for Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Business. Here is the School’s success story. Continue reading “Strong Working Relationship Spurs Activity Insight Success with Virginia Commonwealth University”

Business Schools Lead the Way to Campus-wide Faculty Activity Reporting

Implementing faculty activity reporting software can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re considering a campus-wide implementation. Fortunately for many universities, business schools often lead the way on faculty activity reporting, which can smooth the path of a wider rollout. In fact, in 2016, more than one-third of campus-wide Activity Insight implementations began with using it in the business school first.

Building on Success

Business schools often implement Activity Insight to prepare for the rigorous reporting required for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. This reporting demonstrates the value of faculty activity reporting and how it can benefit the whole institution. Continue reading “Business Schools Lead the Way to Campus-wide Faculty Activity Reporting”

Streamlining SACS Accreditation with Abilene Christian University

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ (SACS) rigorous accreditation and five-year reaffirmation reporting requirements are time and labor intensive for most universities. But Abilene Christian University (ACU) streamlined its SACS accreditation with Activity Insight’s faculty activity reporting capabilities. At the recent SACSCOC annual conference, ACU Vice Provost Susan Lewis and Digital Measures Solution Specialist Andrew Wiech shared the university’s experience. Continue reading “Streamlining SACS Accreditation with Abilene Christian University”