User Group 2018: Routes to Success

Getting from point A to point B isn’t the same for everyone. In fact, the journey is just as important as the destination! Each day, we see examples of our clients using Activity Insight in different ways to reach their objectives. These stories inspired our 2018 User Group theme, Routes to Success. Continue reading “User Group 2018: Routes to Success”

Happy 19th Birthday, Digital Measures!

Digital Measures turns 19 today! As we blow out the candles on our birthday cake, here’s a look back at some highlights of the last 12 months—what a year it’s been!—and at what we’ve set our sights on as we kick off our 20th year. Continue reading “Happy 19th Birthday, Digital Measures!”

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”

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”

Successful, Speedy Activity Insight Implementation with University of Michigan School of Public Health

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”

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”

User Group 2017: Share Your Story

2016 user group presenterGreat stories empower and inspire us, so they need to be shared! Which is why we’re excited to announce the theme for this year’s Digital Measures User Group 2017: Share Your Story. Whether you’ve done something innovative to achieve your university’s strategic objectives or used Activity Insight to measure the impact of your faculty and university, we want to hear your story—and help you tell it.

User Group 2017 is October 8-10 in Milwaukee. You can register here. Continue reading “User Group 2017: Share Your Story”

Planning, Accountability Keys to FAR Success for University of Northern Colorado

When the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) purchased Activity Insight, its steering committee didn’t have a clear vision on how best to use it. Staff changes on the committee postponed those decisions until Mark Smith, Associate Dean, and Mike Hofmann, Software Applications Trainer and Activity Insight administrator, became the project owners in 2016 with an ambitious mandate: a plan to use Activity Insight for the university’s entire evaluation process within four years. Here, Smith shares UNC’s path to success, which included a project plan, weekly calls with Stacy Becker, Senior Engagement Consultant, and a pivotal visit to User Group. Continue reading “Planning, Accountability Keys to FAR Success for University of Northern Colorado”