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”

5 Ways Universities Can Build and Retain Trust

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”

From Paper-based to Faculty Activity Database With Radford University

Radford University’s road to demonstrating faculty influence on student success had a humble beginning—moving faculty annual reviews off of paper and into digital form. Charley Cosmato, Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Radford, and Andrew Wiech, Digital Measures Senior Engagement Consultant, shared the university’s evolution from simply digitizing faculty reviews to using faculty activity data to measure faculty’s impacts on a range of strategic priorities, including student success and retention at the recent American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) conference. In our last post, we shared Radford’s experience using faculty activity data to demonstrate the ways faculty contribute to student success, but that didn’t happen overnight. Here, we’ll share Radford’s journey from paper-based faculty annual reporting to fully realizing the capabilities of a faculty activity database. Continue reading “From Paper-based to Faculty Activity Database With Radford University”