Digital Measures (DM)

Digital Measures 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. The DM structure allows data to be arranged in output documents, including but not limited to a CV, presenter biography, department roster, and 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 work so it is appropriately acknowledged in annual activity reports, tenure and promotion documents, and external reports to our various constituencies and accrediting bodies. DM 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.

The use of DM
How is DM being used?
  • The Schools of Business and Education use DM reporting to respond to requirements of their accrediting agencies, AACSB and CAEP respectively, in the areas of teaching, research, service, and during the merit review process. 
  • Law School faculty web page data are pulled directly from each faculty DM account.
  • All VIMS faculty, as well as graduate students with teaching responsibilities have DM accounts. 
  • New faculty have their entire CV loaded into DM and are trained so they can continue to update their accounts. 
  • Arts & Sciences has completed the entry of historical activity data through 2014 from curricula vitae for tenured and tenure eligible faculty.  Arts & Sciences uses DM in their annual Program Review (peer assessment) process and to enhance the merit review process. 
More information about DM can be found at Digital Measures Faculty Overview You can access a Review Guide  from the Manage Your Data screen within the system.