Digital Measures−Activity Insight

Indiana University is implementing Activity Insight to replace the Faculty Annual Reporting (FAR) system. 

Like many of our peer and CIC institutions, Indiana University is implementing Activity Insight from Digital Measures, software designed to organize, manage, and report on faculty activities and CV data. Anne Massey, Associate Vice President in University Academic Affairs, led a task force that considered a number of options to manage faculty activities data and replace the Faculty Annual Reporting (FAR) system. "We chose Activity Insight as our new tool for two key reasons: ease of use and usefulness. The system is very intuitive and should require little or no training to get a faculty member up and running. Importantly, it will reduce the burden of faculty data entry.” Rob Lowden, IU associate vice president, enterprise systems and task force member adds: "The transition from FAR to the Activity Insight product will ensure that IU faculty are provided a robust tool that dynamically assists them with collecting, assessing and sharing data and information about their academic, scholarly and research endeavors.” Like many institutions seeking to obtain better understanding and organization of faculty activities, Indiana University will benefit from fewer requests of faculty for this type of information, gain new insight into their efforts, and improve reporting at all levels of the academic enterprise.

Massey is leading the implementation effort and is responsible for working with campus-level faculty and academic affairs leaders, university information technology services (UITS), and solutions specialists from Digital Measures. The plan is to release Activity Insight to faculty in summer 2016 such that it can be used for 2016 annual merit reporting and review.

Features:

  • Comprehensive solution that meets our stated requirements
  • Easy-to-use and intuitive Web-based interface
  • Reduces manual entry of publications using Web services API (PubMed) and BibTeX files
  • Offers robust standard reporting, but also ad hoc capabilities
  • Faculty can generate up-to-date CVs
  • Secure permission-based roles and access
Learn more about Digital Measures’ Activity Insight

Please refer to the Digital Measures - Activity Insight FAQ Guide for answers to a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact

If you have questions, please email dmhelp@iu.edu.