Digital Measures’ ActivityInsight™ system is a secure and reliable web-based tool for faculty to collect, manage and report their teaching, research and service activities, along with their accomplishments and professional activities. At a minimum, tenured and tenure eligible faculty at the College will have access to the system. In some schools, access will also be established for additional faculty groups and staff.
The DM structure allows data to be arranged in output documents, including but not limited to a vita, presenter biography, department roster, or reports required by accrediting bodies. Many W&M faculty are actively involved in engaging students in a variety of exciting and meaningful ways. It is increasingly important for faculty to document this good work so it is appropriately acknowledged in annual activity reports, tenure and promotion documents, and external reports to our various constituencies and accrediting bodies. DMS is a repository for faculty activities that allows faculty and administrators to view summary reports for departments, schools or colleges in a systematic and efficient manner.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
- 24/7 Access: Review or enter data from any computer with an internet connection.
- Save Time: Entering data only once, use DMS to generate any number of reports and documents: e.g. annual Faculty Activity Report, curriculum vita, tenure and promotion documents, annual reports, accreditation reports; when recorded regularly throughout the year, easily generate reports of faculty activities and accomplishments at the click of a mouse;
- No Disappearing Records: Records do not disappear when personnel changes occur. Such historical records are important to accreditation processes that occur campus wide and within individual schools.
HOW IS DMS BEING USED?
The Schools of Business and Education used DMS reporting to respond to requirements of their accrediting agencies, AACSB and CAEP respectively, in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Law School faculty can pull their complete and most current CV from Digital Measures at any time and this data feeds to their W&M faculty web pages. VIMS’ efforts to enter faculty CV data into DMS are underway. Arts & Sciences is nearing completion on the entry of historical activity data from Vitas for tenured and tenure eligible faculty. Arts & Sciences is incorporating the use of DMS into their annual Program Review (peer assessment) process and expects to enhance the merit review process in the coming year.More information about Digital Measures and their ActivityInsight™ Faculty product can be found at Digital Measures Activity Insight Faculty Overview. While easy to use, you can access a training video from the Manage Your Data screen within the system.