Be the First: User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv Forum!

User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv ForumEach year User Group boasts its tried and true elements: invaluable client presentations, a welcome reception in our Milwaukee office, and, of course, the connections made with your peers. And this year, we bring you another true first—our Monday evening event at Milwaukee’s brand new Fiserv Forum! User Group 2018 attendees will be the first to experience a corporate event at Wisconsin’s state-of-the-art, 714,000-square-foot arena and entertainment hub, home of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Fun at the Fiserv Forum

User Group 2018 Visits the New Fiserv ForumDon’t miss a  behind-the-scenes tour of this recently opened arena and of course memorable food, drinks and music with fellow attendees! The venue, located just blocks from our office in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, links the historic Old World Third Street and the riverfront. Its design pays homage to Milwaukee’s architectural heritage and the region’s environment. The building’s most striking feature, its arched roof, overlaps the glass façade and stretches down to street level on one side.

Also New: Peer2Peer Roundtables

And that’s not the only first for User Group 2018. Our last session of the day on Monday is our new Peer2Peer Roundtables featuring a number of relevant and interesting topics. Enjoy refreshments and bounce ideas off your colleagues at tables moderated by experts. Bring your thoughts, challenges, templates—whether they represent a burning question or a solution you’ve found and want to share.

We’ve just scratched the surface! Don’t miss keynotes from former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, plus dozens of presentations by your peers. Our remaining spaces are filling up fast! Check out the full agenda for User Group and register today.

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”